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Athenian
How came it, then, that they were ruined in Cambyses' reign, and nearly restored again under Darius? Shall I use a kind of divination to picture this?

Clinias
Yes that certainly will help us to gain a view of the object of our search.

Athenian
What I now divine regarding Cyrus is this,—that, although otherwise a good and patriotic commander, he was entirely without a right education, and had paid no attention to household management.

Clinias
What makes us say this?

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