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[153] For example, they maintained the army under Agesilaus at their own expense for eight months,1 but they deprived the soldiers who were fighting in the Persian cause of their pay for double that length of time; they distributed an hundred talents among the captors of Cisthene,2 but treated more outrageously than their prisoners of war the troops who supported them in the campaign against Cyprus.

1 See Xen. Hell. 3.4.26; Grote, Hist. ix. p. 92.

2 Cisthene was probably a town in Asia Minor captured by Agesilaus in the campaign.

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