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The third thing he devised was hunting: so I and every Lacedaemonian would say.

Let us attempt also to state what comes fourth,—and fifth too, if possible.

The fourth also I may attempt to state: it is the training, widely prevalent amongst us, in hardy endurance of pain, by means both of manual contests and of robberies carried out every time at the risk of a sound drubbing; moreover, the “Crypteia,”1 as it is called, affords a wonderfully severe training

1 Or “Secret Service.” Young Spartans policed the country to suppress risings among the Helots.

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