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Cyrus, the king of the Persians, after he had reduced the land of the Babylonians and the Medes,550 B.C. was encompassing in his hopes all the inhabited world. For now that he had subdued these powerful and great nations he thought that there was no king or people which could withstand his might; since of those who are possessed of irresponsible power, some are wont not to bear their good fortune as human beings should.Const. Exc. 4, p. 296.