Accordingly, after a short silence, Cleomenes said:
‘It is difficult to believe that all this will happen, but with us let what makes for good repute always carry the day, rather than what brings gain.’ And with these words he sent the two men off to Messene attended by a herald from himself, offering to give back their city to the Megalopolitans on condition that they renounce the Achaean cause and be his friends and allies.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives. with an English Translation by. Bernadotte Perrin. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. London. William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. 10.
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