Accordingly, he sent around to all those under his sway and to Croesus, the king of Lydia
, to the king of Cappadocia
; to both Phrygias, to Paphlagonia
, and Cilicia
; and to a certain extent also he misrepresented the Medes and Persians, for he said that they were great, powerful nations, that they had intermarried with each other, and were united in common interests, and that unless some one attacked them first and broke their power, they would be likely to make war upon each one of the nations singly and subjugate them. Some, then, entered into an alliance with him because they actually believed what he said; others, because they were bribed with gifts and money, for he had great wealth.