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[49] But at a later time, when the Persian War took place1(Xerxes, who was then king, having gathered together a fleet of thirteen hundred triremes and a land force numbering five millions in all, including seven hundred thousand fighting men, and led this vast force2 against the Hellenes),

1 For conduct of Athens and Sparta in the Persian Wars, 49-52, compare Isoc. 4.71-74, 85-98.

2 “An innumerable army” in Isoc. 4.93.

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