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[18] Next he came up to Timasion the Dardanian,—for he heard that he had some Persian drinking cups and carpets,—and said that it was customary when Seuthes invited people to dinner, for those who were thus invited to give him presents. “And,” he continued, “in case this Seuthes becomes a great man in this region, he will be able either to restore you to your home1 or to make you rich here.” Such were the solicitations he used as he went to one man after another.

1 Timasion was an exile (Xen. Anab. 5.6.23).

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