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[6] So, then, he desisted from his attempt, and saying to his friends, ‘It is no wonder, after all, that women rule over men who run away from freedom,’ he called upon them all to die in a manner worthy of their king and their past achievements. So Hippitas first, at his own request, was smitten down by one of the younger men, then each of the others calmly and cheerfully slew himself, except Panteus, the man who led the way in the capture of Megalopolis.1

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