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37. 'The Lacedaemonians and their allies make agreement with King Darius and the sons of1 the King, and with Tissaphernes, that there shall be alliance and friendship between them on the following conditions:— [2] "I. Whatever territory and cities belong to King Darius, or formerly belonged to his father, or to his ancestors, against these neither the Lacedaemonians nor their allies shall make war, or do them any hurt, nor shall the Lacedaemonians or their allies exact tribute of them. Neither Darius the King nor the subjects of the King shall make war upon the Lacedaemonians or their allies, or do them any hurt.

"II. [3] If the Lacedaemonians or their allies have need of anything from the King, or the King have need of anything from the Lacedaemonians and their allies, whatever they do by mutual agreement shall hold good.

"III. [4] They shall carry on the war against the Athenians and their allies in common, and if they make peace, shall make peace in common.

"IV. The King shall defray the expense of any number of troops for which the King has sent, so long as they remain in the King's country.

‘V. [5] If any of the cities who are parties to this treaty go against the King's country, the rest shall interfere and aid the King to the utmost of their power. And if any of the inhabitants of the King's country or any country under the dominion of the King shall go against the country of the Lacedaemonians or their allies, the King shall interfere and aid them to the utmost of his power’.'

1 In this treaty the rights of the King are less directly stated than in the former.

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