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They met, accordingly, at Dardanus, in the Troad, Mithridates having two hundred ships there, equipped with oars, twenty thousand men-at-arms from his infantry force, six thousand horse, and a throng of scythe-bearing chariots; Sulla, on the other hand, having four cohorts and two hundred horse. When Mithridates came towards him and put out his hand, Sulla asked him if he would put a stop to the war on the terms which Archela[uuml ]s had made, and as the king was silent, Sulla said: [ldquo ]But surely it is the part of suppliants to speak first, while victors need only to be silent.[rdquo ]

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