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 they sacked and razed the city of Mantinea,1 after peace had been concluded; they seized the Cadmea2 in Thebes; and now3 they are laying siege to Olynthus and Phlius:4 on the other hand, they are assisting Amyntas, king of the Macedonians,5 and Dionysius,6 the tyrant of Sicily, and the barbarian king who rules over Asia,7 to extend their dominions far and wide.
1 In 383 B.C. Cf. Isoc. 8.100; Xen. Hell. 5.2.7.
2 In the same year. See Xen. Hell. 5.2.25. The Cadmea was the citidel of Thebes.
3 This helps in dating the Panegyricus.
4 The siege of Olynthus was begun in 382 B.C. See Xen. Hell. 5.2.11. The siege of Phlius was begun in 380 B.C. See Xen. Hell. 5.2.8.
5 Amyntas, the father of Philip, was aided by the Spartans against Olynthus 383 B.C. See Isoc. 6.46 and Isoc. 5.106.
6 For the sympathy between Sparta and Dionysius see Isoc. 8.99, Isoc. 6.63.
7 By the Peace of Antalcidas.