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[806b] (like the Amazons) or any other missile, nor could they take spear and shield, after the fashion of the Goddess,1 so as to be able nobly to resist the wasting of their native land, and to strike terror—if nothing more—into the enemy at the sight of them marshalled in battle-array? If they lived in this manner, they certainly would not dare to adopt the fashion of the Sauromatides, whose women would seem like men beside them. So in regard to this matter, let who will commend your Laconian lawgivers:

1 For Athene as a warrior, cp. Plat. Laws 796b.

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