—Dascylium in Bithynia was the capital of this province, Φρυγία ἐφ᾽ Ἑλλησπόντῳ
, or κάτω Φρυγία
. The Persian empire was divided into twenty satrapies.
, so that strictly we should have a second infin., but the constn. of the καί
-clause is changed and made independent, as in 3.94. 3
; 5.61. 4
—charged him with ... in return
; Croiset compares Dem. 34.28 τὰς ἐπιστολάς ἃς ἐπεθήκαμεν
. The infin. follows as with δίδωμι
, as if he had said ἀντεπέστελλε
—i.e to show to Pausanias, through the messenger, the great king's seal on the letter.
2. τῶν ἀνδρῶν ... κείσεταί σοι εὐεργεσία
—lit. in connexion with the men ... a service is set down to you in the record for ever. τῶν ἀνδρῶν
is the service rendered by Pausanias (not
, as Mr. Forbes supposes, due to him). The benefactors of the Great King were recorded in a chronicle, Herod. 8.33
is the pass. of κατέθετο
, c. 128. 4
. Pausanias had established a right to consideration for himself and his descendants.
—not the Ionic use of e. 35. 2
μήτε νὺξ μήθ᾽ ἡμέρα
—this and χρυσοῦ καὶ ἀργύρου δαπάνῃ
are quite in the Persian style: we can hardly doubt that the letter is substantially genuine.
—se. ὧν ἐμοὶ ὑπισχνεῖ τι
. The 3rd pers. is awkward, and κεκώλυσο
has been proposed.
12. κάλλιστα καὶ ἄριστα
—cf. Xen. Anab. 3.1.6 ἑπήρετο τίνι ἂν θύων κάλλιστα καὶ ἄριστα ἔλθοι
19. σκευὰς Μηδικάς
—the dress was the κάνδυς
, a long robe with long broad sleeves over a short tunic, ἀναξυρίδες
, trousers, and τιάρα
, head-dress; also bracelets (ψέλια
) and necklaces (στρεπτοί