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[21] Next, when the envoys had arrived from Cyprus to procure our assistance,1 his ardent energy knew no bounds. You had granted them ten warships, and had voted all the material, but they were in need of money for the dispatch of the fleet. They had brought but scanty funds with them, and they required a great deal more: for they had to hire not only men to work the ships but light infantry also, and to purchase arms.

1 Against the Persians.

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