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[31] And Cyrus was more than pleased at hearing him, for he thought that everything that he had promised Cyaxares to do was in course of accomplishment; for he remembered having told him that he would make the Armenian more his friend than he was before.

“Tell me, king of Armenia,” he therefore asked,1 “if I yield to you in this matter, how large an army will you send with me and how much money will you contribute to the war?”

1 Cyrus takes a conciliatory attitude

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