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[6] For while approving himself a most excellent king and general, he showed himself a still better and more agreeable friend and companion to those who enjoyed his intimacy. Persian coins were stamped with the figure of an archer, and Agesilaüs said, as he was breaking camp, that the King was driving him out of Asia with ten thousand ‘archers’; for so much money had been sent to Athens and Thebes and distributed among the popular leaders there, and as a consequence those peoples made war upon the Spartans. 1

1 According to Xenophon ( Hell. iii. 5, 1 ff.), Persian money was distributed in Thebes, Corinth, and Argos. ‘The Athenians, though they took no share of the gold, were none the less eager for war.’

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