Epigram 9.703

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An Extract from Herodotus (iv. 91)

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Τεάρου ποταμοῦ κεφαλαὶ ὕδωρ ἄριστόν τε καὶ κάλλιστον παρέχονται πάντων ποταμῶν καὶ ἐπ᾽ αὐτὰς ἀπίκετο ἐλαύνων ἐπὶ Σκύθας στρατὸν ἀνήρ κάλλιστος καὶ ἄριστος πάντων ἀνθρώπων Δαρεῖος ὁ Ὑστάσπεος, Περσέων τε καὶ πάσης τῆς ἠπείρου βασιλεύς.

— Paton edition

The sources of the river Tearus supply the best
and most beautiful water of any river, and to these
came, leading his army against Sardis, the most
beautiful and best of all men, Darius, son of Hystas-
pes, king of Persia and all the continent.

— Paton edition

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