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[6] For after the Achaeans had received the city from Antigonus as a present and had decided to colonize it, Aratus himself was chosen to be the founder of the new settlement, and being then general, got a decree passed that the city should no longer be called Mantineia, but Antigoneia, and this is its name down to the present time. And so it was due to Aratus that the name of ‘lovely Mantineia’ 1 was altogether extinguished, and the city continues to bear the name of him who destroyed and slew its former citizens.2

1 Homer, Iliad, ii. 607.

2 The old name of the city was restored by the Emperor Hadrian, Pausanias, viii. 8. 12.

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