“And what,” said he, “if still other blessings should accrue to you as a result of the proposed peace?”
“We should be still more pleased,” they answered.
“Well,” said he, “do you think that you are now poor for any other reason than because you have so little fertile land?”
In this also they agreed with him.
“Well then,” said Cyrus, “would you avail yourselves of the permission to till as much Armenian land as you wish on condition that you paid in full just as much rental as other tenants in Armenia
“Yes,” said the Chaldaeans, “if we could be sure of not being molested.”