Accordingly, they were thus engaged in executing these orders.
But Cyrus, leaving behind a large garrison of foot-soldiers,1
started from Sardis
in company with Croesus; and he took with him many wagons loaded with valuables of every sort. And Croesus also had come with an accurate inventory of what was in each wagon; and as he handed the lists to Cyrus he said: “From this, Cyrus, you may know who renders to you in full that of which he has charge and who does not.”