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While he was lingering in the territory of Corinth, he seized the Heraeum, 1 and as he was watching his soldiers carry off the prisoners and booty, messengers came from Thebes to treat for peace. But he had always hated that city, and thinking this an advantageous time also for insulting it, pretended neither to see nor hear its ambassadors when they presented themselves. But his pride soon had a fall;

1 The refugees in the Heraeum came out and surrendered of their own accord ( Xenophon, Hell. iv. 5, 5).

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