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[3] And indeed Lycurgus himself seems to have been short and sententious in his speech, if we may judge from his recorded sayings; that, for instance, on forms of government, to one who demanded the establishment of democracy in the city: ‘Go thou,’ said he, ‘and first establish democracy in thy household.’ That, again, to one who inquired why he ordained such small and inexpensive sacrifices: ‘That we may never omit,’ said he, ‘to honour the gods.’

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