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[2] But Antalcidas was a fit person, as it would seem, to be exquisitely treated and to receive such a wreath, now that he had danced away among the Persians the fair fame of Leonidas and Callicratidas. For Agesilaüs, as it would appear, when someone said to him: ‘Alas for Greece, now that the Spartans are medizing,’ replied, ‘Are not the Medes the rather spartanizing?’ However, the wittiness of the speech could not remove the shame of the deed, and the Spartans lost their supremacy in the disastrous battle of Leuctra,1 though the glory of Sparta had been lost before that by this treaty.

1 In 371 B.C. Cf. the Agesilaüs, xxviii. 5.

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