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“Men of Lacedaemon, I am your diplomatic agent and `benefactor,'1 as all my ancestors have been of whom we have any knowledge; I therefore deem it proper, if I am in any difficulty, to come to you, and if any trouble is gathering for you in Thessaly, to make it known to you. Now you also, I am very sure, often hear the name of Jason2 spoken, for the man has great power and is famous. This man, after concluding a truce with my city, had a meeting with me and spoke as follows:

1 A title of honour which Greek states often gave to aliens who had rendered them service.

2 Tyrant of Pherae, a city in south-eastern Thessaly.

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