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Gorgo, daughter of king Cleomenes, when Aristagoras of Miletus was urging her father to enter upon the war against the Persian king in behalf of the Ionians, promising a vast sum of money, and, in answer to Cleomenes' objections, making the amount larger and larger, said, ‘Father, the miserable foreigner will be your ruin if you don't get him out of the house pretty soon!’ 1

1 Cf. Herodotus, v. 48-51.

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