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[141] Next, there is his campaign against Evagoras. Evagoras is ruler over but a single city1; he is given over to the Persians by the terms of the Treaty2; his is an insular power and he has already sustained a disaster to his fleet; he has, at present, for the defense of his territory only three thousand light-armed troops; yet, humble as is the power of Evagoras, the King has not the power to conquer it in war, but has already frittered away six years in the attempt; and, if we may conjecture the future by the past, there is much more likelihood that someone else will rise in revolt before Evagoras is reduced by the siege—so slothful is the King in his enterprises.

1 Salamis

2 See terms of Treaty of Antalcidas given in note on 115.

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