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[5] After these words, he sent men to Sparta who were to denounce Tachos, and commend Nectanabis. Tachos and Nectanabis also sent and besought the support of the Lacedaemonians, the former on the ground that he had long been their ally and friend, the latter on the plea that he would be well disposed to their city and more eager to promote her interests. The Lacedaemonians, accordingly, after hearing the messengers, made public answer to the Egyptians that AgesilaĆ¼s would attend to these matters; but to AgesilaĆ¼s they wrote privately bidding him see to it that the interests of Sparta should not suffer.

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