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[5] Almost at once AgesilaĆ¼s remembered the sacrifice of his own daughter 1 which Agamemnon had there made in obedience to the soothsayers. He was not disturbed, however, but after rising up and imparting his vision to his friends, declared that he would honour the goddess with a sacrifice in which she could fitly take pleasure, being a goddess, and would not imitate the cruel insensibility of his predecessor. So he caused a hind to be wreathed with chaplets, and ordered his own seer to perform the sacrifice, instead of the one customarily appointed to this office by the Boeotians.

1 Iphigeneia. Cf. Euripides, Iph. Aul., 1540 ff. (Kirchhoff).

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