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[5] ‘And what Hellene,’ said Artabanus, ‘shall I say thou art who hast thus come? Verily, thou dost not seem to be a man of ordinary understanding.’ And Themistocles said: ‘This, Artabanus, no one may learn before the King.’

So indeed Phanias says, and Eratosthenes, in his book ‘On Wealth,’ adds the statement that it was through a woman of Eretria, whom the Chiliarch had to wife, that Themistocles obtained interview and conference with him.

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