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[72] and when they had come together he addressed them as follows:

“Friends and allies, thanks be above all to the gods1 that they have vouchsafed to us to obtain all that we thought we deserved. For now we are in possession of broad and fertile lands and of subjects to support us by tilling them; we have houses also and furniture in them.

1 Cyrus advocates the old morals for his new empire

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