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A reinforcement under Rhamphias, sent by the Lacedaemonians to Thrace, is detained at Heraclea in Trachis. Ῥαμφίας: Rhamphias is the father of Clearchus, who is well known as a participator in the expedition of Cyrus. Cf. viii. 8. 14, Κλέαρχος ὁ Ῥαμφίου. βοήθειαν ἦγον : were on the way with reinforcements. A similar attempt had failed the year before. Cf. iv. 132. 5 ff. — 4. Ἡράκλειαν: Heraclea was founded by the Lacedaemonians in 426 B.C. Cf. iii. 92 f. ὅ τι...ἔχειν : Heraclea was not prosperous owing to the misconduct of the Lacedaemonian governors and the hostility of the Thessalians. See iii. 93. 12 ff.
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