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The value of Cythera as a naval base of operations against Laconia is obvious, and Tolmides is said to have seized the island in 455 B. C. (Paus. i. 27. 5; Bus. iii. 325 f.). Hence it is quite unnecessary to suppose that this passage was written after, or even shortly before, the Athenians occupied it in 424 B. C. (Thuc. iv. 53); cf. further, Introd. § 9. For Chilon cf. i. 59. 2 n.
οἰκηίου, ‘a war of their own close to their own doors’; cf. v. 23. 2 n.; Thuc. i. 118.
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