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[34] Upon hearing these words Cleander replied: “Well, by the twin gods,1 my answer to you all will be speedy indeed. I give you the two men and I will myself join you, and if the gods so grant, I will lead you to Greece. These words of yours are decidedly the opposite of what I have been hearing about you from some people, namely, that you were trying to make the army disloyal to the Lacedaemonians.”

1 Castor and Pollux, the especial protectors of the Lacedaemonians. σιώ is Spartan (Doric) for θεώ.

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