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[4] 26. παρασκευαζόμεθα—see crit. note: αἰεί favours the indic., καὶ ... δεῖ the subjunc. But an exhortation here would come in very awkwardly before c. 85, where the peroration begins; and Steup, reading παρασκευαζώμεθα, thinks this whole section (84.4) properly follows c. 85.1.

4. ἐν τοῖς ἀναγκαιοτάτοιςin the most rigorous discipline; cf. ξὺν χαλεπότητι παιδευόμενοι above. (The rendering of Bonitz, ‘trained (only) in what is indispensable,’ as distinct from the useless wisdom of the Athenians seems to take us far beyond anything that Archidamus has said on the small extent of Spartan education, and a limitation—only—does not fit in well with the context.)

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