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[4] It is said, too, that the scheme was devised by Pelopidas and Melo, chief magistrates at Thebes. 1 They privily sent men to him who pretended to be Spartan sympathizers, and they, by praising and exalting Sphodrias as the only man worthy to undertake so great a task, urged and incited him into an act which was no less lawless and unjust than the seizure of the Cadmeia, though it was essayed without courage or good fortune.

1 Their object was to embroil Athens and Sparta ( Xenophon, Hell. v. 4, 20-24).

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