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[18] Such was the state of mind of the citizens: the enemy was in control of land and sea; your financial resources were exhausted, while the Persian king was supplying them with funds; furthermore, ninety ships had come from Phoenicia1 to Aspendus2 and were prepared to aid the Lacedaemonians. By so many misfortunes and such perils was the city beset

1 The Persian king depended largely upon Phoenicia for ships of war.

2 Aspendus, a town in Asia Minor, in Pamphylia, was situated on the river Eurymedon.

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