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Damo'teles

Δαμοτέλης).

1. A Spartan, through whose treachery, according to one account, Cleomenes was defeated by Antigonus at the battle of Sellasia, B. C. 222. (Phylarch. apud Plut. Cleom. 28; comp. Plb. 2.65, &c.) Damoteles is said in Plutarch to have had the office of commander of the Crypteia (see Dict. of Ant. s. v.), which would qualify him for the service of reconnoitring assigned to him by Cleomenes before the engagement.

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