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There were some who declared that the Dioscuri1 appeared as twin stars on either side of Lysander's ship just as he was sailing out of the harbor against the enemy, and shone out over the rudder-sweeps. And some say also that the falling of the stone was a portent of this disaster; for according to the common belief, a stone of vast size had fallen from heaven at Aegospotami,2

1 Castor and Pollux.

2 In 468-7 B.C., according to the Parian marble (ep. 57) and Pliny NH 2.149 f.

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