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Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction and Notes by John M. Marincola.
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to persuade him, except to say that he owed a sacred fine to Apollo for talking to him. When Periander realized how terrible, hopeless, and incurable his son’s state was, he had him shipped off to Corcyra (which was part of his empire), so that he would not have to keep seeing him. Then he sent his army against his father-in-law Procles, on the grounds that he more than anyone else was responsible for his present troubles; he took Epidaurus and made Procles his prisoner.  Time passed. When
had captured their city.  So much for the Greeks who fought at Thermopylae. Xerxes had a question for Demaratus, so he summoned him and began as follows: ‘You’re a good man, Demaratus. It is your honesty that has convinced me of this, for things turned out exactly as you said they would. So tell me: how many Lacedaemonians are there left? And how many of them are as good at fighting as the ones we have just met? Or are they all that good?’ ‘My lord,’ Demaratus replied, ‘Lacedaemon consists
the matter. The way they went about it was this. They came up to Euenius when he was sitting on a bench, sat down by him, and started chatting with him. They steered the conversation around to the point where they could express sympathy for his misfortune, and then asked him what compensation he would choose, if, hypothetically, the people of Apollonia were to undertake to make amends for what they had done. So he made his choice in ignorance of the prophecy. He said that he would be satisfied
the other conspirators to choose monarchy again as their form of government (3.80–3), and through a trick created by his faithful groom becomes king himself. Herodotus comments that while the Persians call Cyrus their father, they call Darius a ‘retailer’ (3.89), and the story of his reign begins with a description of the scope of the vast and complex administrative structure that Darius governs and the taxes he collects. In the rest of Book 3 we read about how Darius’ empire worked, and some of
5.49, 52, 108, 118; 6.6, 43, 95; 7.77, 91, 98; 8.14, 68, 100; 9.107 Cilix 7.91 Cilla 1.149 Cimmeria D, 1.6, 15, 16, 103; 4.1, 11–13, 28, 100; 7.20 Cimmerian Straits C, 4.12, 45 Cimmerian Walls 4.12 Cimon 6.34, 38, 39, 40, 103, 137, 140 Cimon (grandson of the above) 6.136; 7.107 Cindye 5.118 Cineas 5.6 Cinyps (region) 4.198 Cinyps (river) I, 4.175; 5.42 Cissia H, 3.91; 5.49, 52; 6.119; 7.62, 86, 210 Cissian Gate (Babylon) 3.155, 158 Cithaeron (mountain) J, 7.141; 9.19, 25, 38–9, 51,