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[3] Moreover, by threatening with war the Greeks who were unwilling to accept the peace, he forced them all to abide by the terms which the Persian dictated, 1 more especially on account of the Thebans, his object being to make them weaker by leaving Boeotia independent of Thebes. This he made clear by his subsequent behaviour. For when Phoebidas committed the foul deed of seizing the Cadmeia 2 in a time of perfect peace, and all the Greeks were indignant and the Spartans displeased at the act,

1 The peace of Antalcidas was ratified by all the Greek states except Thebes in 387 B.C. ( Xenophon, Hell. v. 1, 29 ff.).

2 The citadel of Thebes. It was seized by Phoebidas in 383 B.C. ( Xenophon, Hell. v. 2, 26 ff.).

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