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[4] And although many baleful signs appeared, as I have written in my Life of Epaminondas, 1 and though ProthouĆ¼s the Laconian made opposition to the expedition, AgesilaĆ¼s would not give in, but brought the war to pass. He thought that since all Hellas was on their side, and the Thebans had been excluded from the treaty, it was a favourable time for the Spartans to take vengeance on them.

1 Not extant.

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