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[3] At once, then, Agesilaüs sprang up to go to their assistance, but when he learned that it was all over with them, 1 he came back again to the Heraeum, and ordering the Boeotians then to come before him, gave them an audience. But they returned his insolence by making no mention of peace, but simply asking safe conduct into Corinth. Agesilaüs was wroth at this, and said: ‘If you wish to see your friends when they are elated at their successes, you can do so tomorrow in all safety.’

1 He had marched till he was ‘well within the plateau of Lechaeum’ ( Xenophon, Hell. iv. 5, 8).

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