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[3] Epaminondas was ambitious to join battle in the city and set up a trophy of victory there, but since he could neither force nor tempt AgesilaĆ¼s out of his positions, he withdrew and began to ravage the country. Meanwhile, about two hundred of the Lacedaemonians who had long been disaffected and mutinous banded together and seized the Issorium, where the temple of Artemis stands, a well-walled and inaccessible spot.

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