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And when he had crossed the Hellespont and was marching through Thrace, 1 he made no requests of any of the Barbarians, but sent envoys to each people asking whether he should traverse their country as a friend or as a foe. All the rest, accordingly, received him as a friend and assisted him on his way, as they were severally able; but the people called Trallians, to whom even Xerxes gave gifts, as we are told, demanded of Agesilaüs as a price for his passage a hundred talents of silver and as many women.

1 Agesilaüs followed ‘the very route taken by the Great King when he invaded Hellas’ (Xenophon, Hell. iv. 2, 8).

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