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[123c] and many other fine and fertile regions reserved for the adornment of the consort; and each of these regions was named after some part of her apparel. So I imagine, if someone should say to the king's mother Amestris, who was wife of Xerxes, “The son of Deinomache1 intends to challenge your son; the mother's dresses are worth perhaps fifty minae at the outside, while the son has under three hundred acres at Erchiae,2” she would wonder to what on earth this

1 The mother of Alcibiades.

2 In Attica, about fifteen miles east of Athens.

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