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[88] Then came the later expedition,1 which was led by Xerxes in person; he had left his royal residence, boldly taken command as general in the field, and collected about him all the hosts of Asia. What orator, however eager to overshoot the mark, has not fallen short of the truth in speaking of this king,

1 The second campaign is described by Hdt. 7-9.

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