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up your pride, and made you forget yourself. You see how
little you are likely to gain by attempting the conquest of
Scythia. On the other hand, you may, if you please, have
in us a valuable alliance. We command the borders of
both Europe and Asia. There is nothing between us and
Baćtria, but the river Tanais : and our territory extends'
to Thrace, which, as we have heard, borders on Macedon.
If you decline attacking us in a hostile manner, you may
have our friendship. Nations which have never been at war
are on an equal footing. But it is in vain, that confidence
is reposed in a conquered people. There can be no sincere
friendship

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