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Then again, Cyrus1(that we may take account of the barbarians also), not withstanding the fact that as a child he was exposed by his mother on the public highway2 and was picked up by a Persian woman,3 so completely reversed his fortunes that he became master of all Asia.

1 Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire, Isoc. 9.37.

2 See Isoc. 5.132 and Hdt. 1.108.

3 Hdt. 1.112 ff.

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