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[82] and yet he held that army together for ten years, not by great bribes nor by outlays of money, by which means all rulers nowadays maintain their power,1 but by the supremacy of his genius, by his ability to provide from the enemy subsistence for his soldiers, and most of all by his reputation of being better advised in the interest of others than others in their own interest.

1 Mercenary armies were now commonly relied upon even in Athens. See Isoc. 8.44 ff.

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