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[15] Furthermore, they got a fifty-oared warship from the Trapezuntians, and put it under the command of Dexippus, a Laconian perioecus.1 This fellow, however, paying no heed to the duty of collecting vessels, slipped away with his man-of-war and left the Euxine. He did indeed get his deserts afterwards; for while engaged in some intrigue at the court of Seuthes2 in Thrace he was killed by Nicander the Laconian.

1 The perioeci were the inhabitants of the outlying Laconian towns; they were free, but not Spartan citizens.

2 See Xen. Anab. 7.2.31-34.

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