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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 1, chapter 2 (search)
e marched two stages, ten parasangs, to Peltae, an inhabited city. There he remained three days, during which time Xenias the Arcadian celebrated the LycaeanIn honour of Lycaean Zeus, i.e. Zeus of Mt. Lycaeus, in Arcadia. festival with sacrifice and held games; the prizes were golden strigils, and Cyrus himself was one of those who watched the games. Thence he marched two stages, twelve parasangs, to the inhabited city of Ceramon-agora,Or Tilemarket. the last Phrygian city as one goes toward Mysia.
Thence he marched three stages, thirty parasangs, to Caystru-pedion,Or Ca sterfield. an inhabited city. There he remained five days. At this time he was owing the soldiers more than three months' pay, and they went again and again to his headquarters and demanded what was due them. He all the while expressed hopes, and was manifestly troubled; for it was not Cyrus' way to withhold payment when he had money.
At this juncture arrived Epyaxa, the wife of Syennesis, the king“King” in name, but
Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 7, chapter 8 (search)
ld at Lampsacus for fifty daries,—for they suspected that he had sold it for want of money, since they heard he was fond of the horse,—gave it back to him, and would not accept from him the price of it.
From there they marched through the Troad and, crossing over Mount Ida, arrived first at Antandrus, and then, proceeding along the coast, reached the plain of Thebes.
Making their way from there through Adramyttium and Certonus, they came to the plain of the Caicus and so reached Pergamus, in Mysia.Here Xenophon was entertained by Hellas, the wife of GongylusWhose ancestor (father?), according to Xen. Hell. 3.1.6, had been given four cities in this neighbourhood by Xerxes “because he espoused the Persian cause, being the only man among the Eretrians who did so, and was therefore banished.” cp. Xen. Anab. 2.1.3 and note. the Eretrian and mother of Gorgion and Gongylus.
She told him that there was a Persian in the plain named Asidates, and said that if he should go by night with three h