1. A Persian, who, when Dareius Hystaspis was on the point of marching from Susa on his Scythian expedition, besought him to leave behind with him one of his three sons, all of whom were serving in the army. Dareius answered that, as Oeobazus was a friend, and had preferred so moderate a request, he would leave him all three.
He then ordered them all to be put to death. (Her. 4.84; comp. 7.38, 39; Senec. de Ira,