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Φαρναβάζῳ τῷ Φαρνάκου. Cf. i. 129 (B.C. 476), Ξέρξης ἀποστέλλει Ἀρτάβαζον τὸν Φαρνάκου ἐπὶ θάλασσαν καὶ κελεύει αὐτὸν τήν τε Δασκυλῖτιν σατραπείαν παραλαβεῖν κ.τ.λ.; ii. 67 (B.C. 430), πορευθῆναι πέραν τοῦ Ἑλλησπόντου ὡς Φαρνάκην τὸν Φαρναβάζου. So v. 1 (B.C. 422) Pharnaces is in command of Atramyttium. From these passages it appears that the names had of late alternated (as with the Athenians), Pharnabazus—Pharnaces—Pharnabazus; and also that the satrapy was hereditary.

κομίσειαν ‘bring’ for him, not for themselves; hence active. ὅρως of course depends upon πέμψαντος.

ἅπερ προὐθυμεῖτο Cf. c. 1, § 1.

ἐν τῇ ἑαυτοῦ ἀπχῇ the Δασκυλῖτις σατραπεία of i. 129, Dascylium being the central point of the satrapy, which embraced Hellespontine Phrygia, Bithynia, and Paphlagonia. Cf. Xen. Hell. iv. 1, 15, ἐπὶ Δασκυλείου ἐπορεύετο ἔνθα καὶ τὰ βασίλεια ἦν Φαρναβάζῳ.

διὰ τοὺς φόρους i.e. so as to be enabled to get in the tributes from the Grecian states, which the king expected of him as he did of Tissaphernes.

ἀφ᾽ ἑαυτοῦ i.e. make it ‘originate with’ him. Cf. vi. 61, ἀπ᾽ ἐκείνου ἐδόκει πραχθῆναι.

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