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When the Greeks had destroyed the navy of Xerxes, at Salamis, and had sent that monarch in terror back to Susa, Mardonins, the general whom he had left behind to finish the work he had so unfortunately begun, thought it would be a master-strok
Greece in general, and to Athens in particular.
He really believed that they would not be able to withstand the power of Xerxes, and spoke from his heart when he advised them to yield while it was yet time, and avoid the terrible consequences of con all the eloquence in his power, "foreseeing," as he said, that they would not always be able to carry on the war against Xerxes, whose power was more than human, and whose arms were very long.
The terms, indeed, were so favorable that they might we y as they wished, and were to live under their own laws.
But the Athenian spurned the offer.
They would have nothing of Xerxes; and they were determined to make war upon him as long as the foot of a Persian soldier pressed the soil of any part of G