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[4] The way in which he disarmed the people was this: he held an armed muster at the Temple of Theseus, and began to hold an Assembly, but he lowered his voice a little, and when they said they could not hear him, he told them to come up to the forecourt of the Acropolis, in order that his voice might carry better; and while he used up time in making a speech, the men told off for this purpose gathered up the arms,1 locked them up in the neighboring buildings of the Temple of Theseus, and came and informed Peisistratus.

1 The citizens had piled their arms when Peisistratus began to make a speech, and left them behind when they went up the hill.

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