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Dexagoridas (died 195 BC) was the joint Spartan commander of the port of Gythium. During the Roman-Spartan War, the Romans and their allies besieged Gythium. After a few days of fighting, Dexagoridas sent word to a Roman legate saying he was willing to surrender the city. But when the other commander of the garrison, Gorgopas, found out, he slew Dexagoridas with his own hands.[citation needed] The garrison managed to hold out for a few days but when the Roman commander-in-chief, Titus Quinctius Flamininus, arrived with reinforcements, Gorgopas surrendered on the condition that he could returned with the garrison unharmed to Sparta.


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