o hasten when these are seen running past them as they walk.”
On hearing this, Chrysantas was elated with his commission from Cyrus; he took his guides and went away, and after giving what orders he thought necessary to those who were to go with him he went to rest. And when they had slept as long as he thought reasonable, he started for the mountains.
And when it was day, Cyrus sent forward aCyrus's ultimatum messenger to the Armenian with instructions to speak to him as follows: “‘King of Armenia, Cyrus bids you take steps as quickly as possible to deliver to him the tribute and the troops.’ And if he asks where I am, tell the truth and say that I am at the frontier. And if he asks whether I also am coming in person, tell the truth in that case also and say that you do not know. But if he inquires how many men we are, bid him send some one along with you and find out.”
With such instructions he sent the messenger off, for he thought that this was a more friendly course than to ma
o ask him the following question: “Tell me, king of Armenia,” he said, “whether you prefer to remain there and ng was in order, he began his examination: “King of Armenia,” said he, “I advise you in the first place in thiss bade them be silent and said: “Very well, king of Armenia; so that is your idea of justice; in accordance wit by Zeus,” Tigranes answered, “whichHow the king of Armenia learned discretion he is conscious of having sustai be more grieved than we, not to have the throne of Armenia? Well, then,” he added, “it is evident that he who ore his friend than he was before.“Tell me, king of Armenia,” he therefore asked,Cyrus takes a conciliatory attce you never ran away from us. And you too, king of Armenia, may take back your wife and children without payin dinner, as the party was breaking up,A Socrates in Armenia Cyrus asked: “Tell me, Tigranes, where is the man wly than he did me.”
“Well, by the gods, king of Armenia,” said Cyrus, “your si
ly, shook hands with him heartily, and departed for home.Now, when the king of Armenia received Cyrus's summons and heard of his plans, he came to Cyrus as quickly aish on condition that you paid in full just as much rental as other tenants in Armenia do?”“Yes,” said the Chaldaeans, “if we could be sure of not being molested.”
“Tell me, King of Armenia,” said he, “would you be willing that that land of yours which now lies uncultivated should be cultivated, if those who cultivate it would pet large profits by it, without any labour on their own part.“And you, King of Armenia,” said he, “would you be willing to rent their pasture lands, if by letting th day the covenants which were then made between the Chaldaeans and the king of Armenia still continue in force. And when the treaty was made, they both together begahim learn what he had done.
Accordingly, he began to speak as follows:“King of Armenia,” said he, “and you Chaldaeans, tell me—if I should now
on his way; and the Armenian king and the Chaldeans sent along those who they thought would be most competent to co-operate and to say what was appropriate concerning Cyrus.Then he manned the fort with a competent garrison,Cyrus's departure from Armenia supplied it with all things necessary, and left in command a Mede who he thought would be most acceptable to Cyaxares; and then he departed, taking with him not only the army which he had brought with him but also the reinforcements that he had which will enable you to adorn yourselves more handsomely and spend your days more happily. But let it suffice,” he added, “to bury in the earth only our bodies, when the end shall come to each.”
Thus he spoke and rode past her. And the king of Armenia escorted him on his way, as did all the rest of the people, proclaiming him again and again their benefactor, their valiant hero. And this they continued to do until he had quitted their borders. And as there was now peace at home, the king incr<
others but to all fellow-citizens—on the street, in the matter of seats, and in speaking; and so from the beginning, my children, I have been training you also to honour your elders above yourselves and to be honoured above those who are younger. Take what I say, therefore, as that which is approved by time, by custom, and by the law.
So you, Cambyses, shall have the throne, the gift of the gods and of myself, in so far as it is mine to give.“To you, Tanaoxares, I give the satrapy of Media, Armenia, and, in addition to those two, Cadusia. And in giving you this office, I consider that I leave to your older brother greater power and the title of king, while to you I leave a happiness disturbed by fewer cares;
for I cannot see what human pleasure you will lack; on the contrary, everything that is thought to bring pleasure to man will be yours. But to set one's heart on more difficult undertakings, to be cumbered with many cares, and to be able to find no rest, because spurred on by emul