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[2] For the temple of Athena Itonia was near at hand, and a trophy stood in front of it, which the Boeotians had long ago erected, when, under the command of Sparto, they had defeated the Athenians there and slain Tolmides their general. 1 Early next morning, AgesilaĆ¼s, wishing to try the Thebans and see whether they would give him battle, ordered his soldiers to wreath their heads and his pipers to play their pipes, while a trophy was set up and adorned in token of their victory. 2

1 In 447 B.C.; cf. the Pericles, xviii. 2 f.

2 Cf the Nicias, vi. 5.

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