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[5] After a little while the Corinthians learned of his flight and pursued him, but did not overtake him. Then they sent for Cleomenes and delivered their city into his hands, although he thought that he had gained by what they gave him far less than he had lost by their letting Aratus get away. Cleomenes, accordingly, after the accession to him of the inhabitants of Acte, as the district is called, who placed their cities in his hands,1 proceeded to run a wall and palisade about Acrocorinthus.

1 Early in 223 B.C. The story is told very differently in the Cleomenes, xix. 1. f.

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