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[152] So it is that those of the Persians who come down to the sea, whom they term satraps,1 do not dishonor the training which they receive at home, but cling steadfastly to the same habits: they are faithless to their friends and cowardly to their foes; their lives are divided between servility on the one hand and arrogance on the other; they treat their allies with contempt and pay court to their enemies.

1 Viceroys of the king—provincial governors.

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