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[12] And while they had vowed to Artemis that for every man they might slay of the enemy they would sacrifice a goat to the goddess, they were unable to find goats enough;1 so they resolved to offer five hundred every year, and this sacrifice they are paying even to this day.

1 According to Herodotus (Hdt. 6.117) the Persian dead numbered 6,400.

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