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[6] For all the rest, he said, the whole land should be common property, debtors should be set free from their debts, and foreigners should be examined and rated, in order that the strongest of them might be made Spartan citizens and help to preserve the state by their arms. ‘In this way,’ he said, ‘we shall cease to behold Sparta the booty of Aetolians and Illyrians through lack of men to defend her.’

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