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[8] When these things had been done, Phillidas took two of the men and went to the1 prison, and told the keeper of the prison that he was bringing a man from the polemarchs who was to be shut up. And as soon as the keeper opened the door, they immediately killed him and released the prisoners. Then they speedily armed these men with weapons which they took down from the portico, and, leading them to the Ampheum,2 ordered them to stand under arms.

1 379 B.C.

2 The shrine of the Theban hero Amphion.

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