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20. Δασκυλῖτιν—Dascylium in Bithynia was the capital of this province, Φρυγία ἐφ᾽ Ἑλλησπόντῳ, or κάτω Φρυγία. The Persian empire was divided into twenty satrapies.

22. καί answers τε, 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; 4.3.3; 5.61. 4.

23. ἀντεπετίθειcharged 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.

24. ἁποδεῖξαι—i.e to show to Pausanias, through the messenger, the great king's seal on the letter.

25. ἑαυτοῦβασιλέως.

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 objective gen; εύεργεσία 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. κεῖται is the pass. of κατέθετο, c. 128. 4. Pausanias had established a right to consideration for himself and his descendants.

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