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[161] Are not Egypt1 and Cyprus2 in revolt against him? Have not Phoenicia and Syria3 been devastated because of the war? Has not Tyre, on which he set great store, been seized by his foes? Of the cities in Cilicia, the greater number are held by those who side with us and the rest are not difficult to acquire. Lycia4 no Persian has ever subdued.

1 See Isoc. 5.101; Isoc. 4.140.

2 See Isoc. 4.141 and note.

3 Evagoras had ravaged Phoenicia and Syria, stormed Tyre, and made Cilicia revolt from Persia. See Isoc. 9.62.

4 Lycia was subjected to Persia by Harpagus (Hdt. 1.176), but never tamed.

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