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He was harsh of speech also, and terrifying to his opponents. For instance, when the Argives were disputing about boundaries, and thought they made a juster plea than the Lacedaemonians, he pointed to his sword, and said to them: ‘He who is master of this discourses best about boundaries.’ And when a Megarian, in some conference with him, grew bold in speech, he said: ‘Thy words, Stranger, lack a city.’

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