The spartans had reall agreed to that in the treaties

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Unformatted text preview: Spartans had reall agreed to that in the treaties the made with the great king during the Peloponnesian War, but now L sander didn't see an reason for carr ing out those promises and so there was at the ver least conflict. Of course, what the cities would have liked best of all was to achieve autonom for themselves and the claimed that and regarded the rule either b Persian or b Spartan as improper and something to be resisted. Well, Tissaphernes the a ap of the region of L dia and to the west, the ones that included the Greek cities, attacked those cities, which he claimed for the great king but which cities were holding out. Those cities in turn, because the great menace to them for the moment was Persian, turned to Sparta the great victorious power, and asked the Spartans to help. In the ear 400 and 399 the Spartans sent an arm under a general b the name of Thibron, who recruited about 6,000 of those 10,000 men who had marched into the Persian Empire and who still sought service as mercenaries rather than go home to povert , plus about 5,000 or so Peloponnesians. All...
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