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[24] For I thought I was capable of carrying on war against you; but I was no match for you; for you are in the first place a scion of the gods and in the second place the descendant of an unbroken line of kings, and finally you have been practising virtue from your childhood on, while the first of my ancestors to wear a crown, I am told, was at the same time king and freedman.1 Therefore, as I was thus without knowledge, I have my just deserts.

1 Gyges, the shepherd king of Lydia.

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