The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:|
of perfidy. A further impulse in the same direction was given by the
presence of some of the provincials, with invitations and promises
of revolt, if only they would appear in the country. These people
further stated that even at the present moment, on a summons of the
Spartans proper, the provincials did not care to render them
assistance. With all these arguments and persuasions echoing from all
sides, the Thebans at last yielded, and invaded. They chose the Caryan
route themselves, while the Arcadians entered by Oeum in the
 Or, "effect a junction with."
 Or, "in practising gymnastics about the place of arms." See "Pol.