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[3] For Agesilaüs would not suffer the Lacedaemonians to fight against such a ‘billowy torrent of war,’ to use the words of Theopompus, but surrounded the central and most commanding parts of the city with his men-at-arms, while he endured the boastful threats of the Thebans, who called upon him by name and bade him come out and fight for his country, since he had caused her misfortunes by lighting up the flames of war.

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