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Diodorus Siculus, Library, Fragments of Book 9, Chapter 36 (search)
will I give it thee.
For many warriors, acorn-eaters all,
Dwell in Arcadia, and they will ward
Thee off. Yet for my part I grudge thee not.
Tegea's land, smitten with tripping feet,
I'll give to thee, wherein to dance and plot
The fertile plain with measuring-line for tilth.
The Lacedans sent to
Delphi to inquire in what place the bones of
Orestes, the son of Agamemnon, were buried. And the oracle replied in this wise:
A certain Tegea there is of
In a smooth and level plain, where two winds blow
Before a stern necessity, to stroke
Comes answering stroke, and bane is heaped on bane.
There the life-giving earth holds fast the son
Of Agamemnon; bring thou him thence and then
The overlord of Tegea thou shalt be.
It was a smithy that was referred to, and the oracle means by the two winds the
bellows,The translation has been expanded, for the Greek
amily friends of the children and rendered so honest an
accounting that all present were filled with admiration of both his justice and good faith; and
the children, regretting the steps they had taken, begged Micythus to take back the
administration and to conduct the affairs of the state with a father's power and position.
Micythus, however, did not accede to the request, but after
turning everything over to them punctiliously and putting his own goods aboard a boat he set
sail from Rhegium, accompanied by the goodwill of the
populace; and reaching Greece he spent the rest of his
life in Tegea in Arcadia, enjoying the approval of men. And
Hieron, the king of the Syracusans, died in Catana
and received the honours which are accorded to heroes, as having been the founder of the
city.Cp. chap. 49. He had ruled eleven years, and
he left the kingdom to his brother Thrasybulus, who ruled over the Syracusans for one year.
they should march first of all against Orchomenus in Arcadia; and so, advancing
into Arcadia, they settled down to the siege of the
city and made daily assaults upon its walls. And after they
had taken the city, they encamped near Tegea, having
decided to besiege it also. But when the Tegeatans called upon the Lacedaemonians for immediate
aid, the Spartans gathered all their own soldiers and those of their allies and moved on
Mantineia, believing that, once Mantineia was attacked in the war, the enemy would raise the
siege of Tegea.Presumably in order to bring aid to the Mantineians.
The Mantineians gathered their allies, and marching forth
themselves en masse, formed their lines opposite the Lacedaemonians. A sharp
battle followed, and the picked troops of the Argives, one thousand in number, who had received
excellent training in warfare, were the first to put to flight their opponents and made great
slaughter of them in