My flame thou fannest, indeed, and thou seemest1  And so at this time, when events so generously favoured the increase of his dominion and power, word was brought to him, first, that Lysimachus had deprived him of his cities in Asia, and next, that Ptolemy had taken Cyprus, with the exception of the single city of Salamis, and had shut up in Salamis under siege his children and his mother.  However, even Fortune, who, like the woman in Archilochus, ‘in one deceitful hand bore water, and in the other fire,’ 2 while by tidings so dreadful and terrifying she drew him away from Sparta, at once inspired him with other hopes of new and great achievements, and on this wise.
to quench me, too.
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