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[98] and the Thebans1 had contributed a great number of troops to their land forces, the Lacedaemonians no sooner gained the supremacy than they straightway plotted against the Thebans,2 dispatched Clearchus with an army against the King,3 and in the case of the Chians drove into exile4 the foremost of their citizens and launched their battle-ships from their docks and made off with their whole navy.5

1 Thebes was one of Sparta's strongest allies against Athens. See Thuc. 4.93.

2 Instanced by the treacherous seizure of the Theban citadel (the Cadmea) by the Spartan Phoebidas. See Xen. Hell. 5.2.25 ff.

3 Cf. Isoc. 12.104. The “ten thousand” mercenaries led by the Spartan Clearchus to support Cyrus against King Artaxerxes were not officially dispatched, although sanctioned, by Sparta. For the fortunes of this army see Isoc. 4.145-149; Isoc. 5.90 ff.; and Xen. Anab.

4 An oligarchy was established there and 600 of the democratic faction were driven into exile. See Dio. Sic. 13.65.

5 This was done by Lysander in 404 B.C. See Dio. Sic. 13.70.

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