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4. A Cyprian, who enjoyed a high place in the favour of Antiochus II. king of Syria, which he had earned by the basest means as the minister and companion of his abandoned pleasures. The king is said to have committed to him and his brother Aristus, the whole administration of affairs, and not only presented Themison to the people on public occasions in the garb of Heracles, but caused sacrifices to be offered to him under that title. (Athen. 7.289, x. p. 438c; Aelian. V. H 2.41.)

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