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[3] but also Cyrus, who had come in order to be ruler of all the peoples on the coast and to support the Lacedaemonians in the war. This Cyrus brought with1 him a letter, addressed to all the dwellers upon the sea2 and bearing the King's seal, which contained among other things these words: “I send down Cyrus as caranus of those whose mustering-place is Castolus.”

1 407 B.C.

2 i.e. the maritime provinces of Asia Minor, as contrasted with the interior of the Persian Empire.

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