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[9] And when they had gone out, Cyrus addressed Cyaxares as follows:

“Cyaxares, I came from home without very much1 money of my own, and of what I had I have very little left. I have spent it,” he said, “upon my soldiers. Now you wonder, perhaps, how I have spent it upon them, when you are maintaining them; but I want you to know that it has gone for nothing else than rewards and entertainments, whenever I am pleased with any of my soldiers.

1 Cyrus calls upon Cyaxares for funds

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