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Περσῶν—probably refers to the practice of giving bounties as rewards for public services.

λαμβάνειν—hinting that these presents were really exactions.

κατὰ τὸ δύνασθαι —‘owing to their power’ (to exact money).

ἐπὶ πλέον — = μᾶλλον. αὐτῷ—i.e. τῷ νόμῳ. ἐχρήσαντο—sc. οἱ Ὀδρυσαί.

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