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[3] He took this course, and drove them all into the city together, because he wished that scarcity of food and a mighty famine should speedily afflict the city, in order that they might not hinder him by holding out against his siege with plenty of provisions. He also suppressed the democratic, and the other forms of government, and left one Lacedaemonian harmost1 in each city, and ten rulers chosen from the political clubs which he had organized throughout the cities.

1 The specific name for the governor whom the Lacedaemonians sent out to the islands and cities of Greece during their supremacy.

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