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Atlas11 on March 23, 2011

'After succeeding in the kingship Archesilaos' son Vattos, who was lame and infirm in his legs, the Cyreneans in the calamity that had befallen them, sent to Delphi to inquire what ordering of their state was conducive to best living. Pythia bade them bring someone to organize from Mantinea of the Arcadians. The Cyreneans having made the request, the Mantineans gave them a man most esteemed of the citizens whose name was Demonax. As soon as he arrived in Cyrene and learned all the details, he divided them in three parties such as: one party comprising of the Therans and local inhabitants; the other of the Peloponnesians and Cretans; and, the third of all the islanders. Assigning to king Vattos certain domains and sacred rituals, whatever belonged to the kings before, he placed in the hands of the people.' From Herodotos' The Histories. Polymnea. Book 4:161.

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  • Uploaded on January 5, 2010
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