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[4] “Friends, we all appreciate, I am sure, that if we could but make our own the good fortune that is now dawning upon us, great blessings would come to all the Persians and above all, as is reasonable, to us by whom they are secured. But I fail to see how we are to establish a valid claim to the spoil if we cannot gain it by1 our own strength; and this we cannot do, unless the Persians have cavalry of their own.

1 The Persians handicapped without cavalry of their own

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