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[5] And when the King heard from Tissaphernes about Cyrus' array, he set about making counter-preparations.

Cyrus was now setting forth from Sardis with the troops I have mentioned; and he marched through Lydia three stages,1 a distance of twenty-two parasangs,2 to the Maeander river. The width of this river was two plethra,3 and there was a bridge over it made of seven boats.

1 σταθμός = lit. a stopping-place, hence a day's journey.

2 A Persian measure of distance, equivalent to 30 Greek stadia, or about 3.3 English miles.

3 The plethrum = about 97 English feet.

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