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In this way, and for these reasons, AgesilaĆ¼s was appointed king, and straightway enjoyed possession of the estates of Agis as well as his throne, after expelling Leotychides as a bastard. But seeing that his kinsmen on his mother's side, though worthy folk, were excessively poor, he distributed among them the half of his estates, thereby making his inheritance yield him good-will and reputation instead of envy and hatred. As for Xenophon's statement 1 that by obeying his country in everything he won very great power, so that he did what he pleased, the case is as follows.

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