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[3] Well, then, Ephorus tells us that after an attempt to corrupt the Pythian priestess, and after a second failure to persuade the priestesses of Dodona by means of Pherecles, he went up to the temple of Ammon and had a conference with that god's interpreters there, at which he offered them much money, but that they took this ill, and sent certain messengers to Sparta to denounce him; and further, that when Lysander was acquitted of their charges, the Libyans said, as they went away, ‘But we will pass better judgments than yours, O Spartans, when ye come to dwell with us in Libya;’ for they knew that there was a certain ancient oracle bidding the Lacedaemonians to settle in Libya.

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