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The states of Greece after the battle, since the victory credited to them all was in dispute and they had proved to be evenly matched in, the matter of valour, and, furthermore, were now exhausted by the unbroken series of battles, came to terms with one another. When they had agreed upon a general peace and alliance, they sought to include the Messenians in the compact. [2] But the Lacedaemonians, because of the irreconcilable quarrel with them, chose not to be parties to the truce and alone of the Greeks remained out of it.1 [3]

Among the historians Xenophon the Athenian brings the narrative of "Greek Affairs"2 down into this year, closing it with the death of Epameinondas, while Anaximenes of Lampsacus, who composed the "First Inquiry of Greek Affairs"3 beginning with the birth of the gods and the first generation of man, closed it with the battle of Mantineia and the death of Epameinondas. He included practically all the doings of the Greeks and non-Greeks in twelve volumes. And Philistus4 brought his history of Dionysius the Younger down to this year, narrating the events of five years in two volumes.

1 See chap. 94.1; Plut. Agesilaus 35; Polybius 4.33.8-9.

2 The Hellenica.

3 Anaximenes (c. 380-320 B.C.) was a student under Zoilus and Diogenes and later a teacher. He accompanied Alexander the Great. This work had the title πρῶται ἱστορίαι (Athenaeus 6.231c) or πρώτη Ἑλληνικῶν (Harpocration, s.v. Ἀμφικτύονες). Other works were Φιλιππικά and τὰ περὶ Ἀλέξανδρον. (See Christ-Schmidt (6), Gr. Litt. 534.) See chap. 76.4.

4 Philistus, besides an earlier work, wrote a History of Sicily from the fall of Acragas (406/5) to the death of the elder Dionysius (367/6) in four books (see Book 13.103.3). This work on Dionysius the Younger was much read down to Cicero's time but has come to us in very few fragments: FHG, 1.185; 4.639 (see Beloch, Griechische Geschichte (2), 3.2.42).

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