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As he slept in the palace, he saw a vision: a1 figure of more than human majesty appeared to him in a dream and said: “Make ready,2 Cyrus; for thou shalt soon depart to the gods.” When the vision was past, he awoke and seemed almost to know that the end of his life was at hand.

1 He is warned in a vision

2 Literally “Be packing up”; cf. Varro, de R.R. 1. 1: annus octogesimus admonet me ut sarcinas colligam antequam proficiscar e vita.

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