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[135] for the Cyprians, who are in revolt against him, are not only on friendly terms with us1 but are also seeking the protection of the Lacedaemonians; and as to the forces which are led by Tiribazus, the most effective troops of his infantry have been levied from these parts,2 and most of his fleet has been brought together from Ionia; and all these would much more gladly make common cause and plunder Asia than risk their lives fighting against each other over trifling issues.

1 See Isoc. 9.53-54; Xen. Hell. 4.8.24.

2 Greeks who sold their services as mercenary troops because of poverty at home. See Isoc. 4.168 and note.

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