Note 047
From Chapter 8 of the Decline & Fall

Xenophon, in the preface of the Cyropaedia gives a clear and magnificent idea of the extent of the empire of Cyrus. Herodotus (1. iii- c- 7-9, etc ) enters into a curious and particular description of the twenty great Satrapies into which the Persian empire was divided by Darius Hystaspes.

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