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ἀνόμῳ τραπέζῃ. For the Thyestean meal cf. c. 119.
The Persians had learned Assyrian methods of attack, and so were more formidable than the Lydian cavalry; for mounds against the wall cf. pictures in Maspero, iii. 241, 250, and Thuc. ii. 75-6.
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