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[4] While his forces were assembling at Geraestus, 1 Agesilaüs himself went to Aulis with his friends and spent the night. As he slept, he thought a voice came to him, saying: ‘King of the Lacedaemonians, thou art surely aware that no one has ever been appointed general of all Hellas together except Agamemnon, in former times, and now thyself, after him. And since thou commandest the same hosts that he did, and wagest war on the same foes, and settest out for the war from the same place, it is meet that thou shouldst sacrifice also to the goddess the sacrifice which he made there before he set sail.’

1 In the spring of 396 B.C.

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