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[3] After these words Themistocles spoke of divine portents in his favour, enlarging upon the vision which he saw at the house of Nicogenes, and the oracle of Dodonaean Zeus, how when he was bidden by it to proceed to the namesake of the god, he had concluded that he was thereby sent to him, since both were actually ‘Great Kings,’ and were so addressed.

On hearing this the Persian made no direct reply to him, although struck with admiration at the boldness of his spirit;

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