aleator classicus

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Herodotus, Histories 3.38

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πανταχῇ ὦν μοι δῆλα ἐστὶ ὅτι ἐμάνη μεγάλως ὁ Καμβύσης· οὐ γὰρ ἂν ἱροῖσί τε καὶ νομαίοισι ἐπεχείρησε καταγελᾶν.

So I think it is clear in every way that Cambyses was very much insane; otherwise he would not have undertaken to jeer at matters of religion and custom.

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February 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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