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Upon hearing these words Seuthes said that he should not distrust any one who was an Athenian; for he knew, he said, that the Athenians were kinsmen1 of his, and he believed they were loyal friends. After this, when those who were to be present had come in, Xenophon began by asking Seuthes what use he wanted to make of the army.

1 According to tradition, through the marriage of the Thracian Tereus (or Teres, cp. 22 above, but see also Thuc. 2.29) with Procne, daughter of the Athenian king Pandion.

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