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 Such then is the nature of the country with respect to magnitude; its length and breadth are nearly equal. The greatest breadth (length?)1 however seems to be that reckoned from the pass across the Zagrus, which is called the Median Gate, to the Caspian Gates, through the country of Sigriana, 4100 stadia. The account of the tribute paid agrees with the extent and wealth of the country. Cappadocia paid to the Persians yearly, in addition to a tribute in silver, 1500 horses, 2000 mules, and 50,000 sheep, and the Medes contributed nearly double this amount.
1 Groskurd proposes ‘length.’
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