* shall come.
Herodotus informs us, that ever since the reign of Deioces,
king of Media, for the security of the king's person, it was
enacted that no one should be admitted into his presence; but
that if any one had business with him, he should transact it
through the medium of his ministers.
* the inner court.
* one law.
* the king shall.
* the golden sceptre.
That the kings of Persia carried a golden sceptre, we have the
following proof in Xenophon: [Hoti ou tode to chrysoun
skeptron to men basileian diasozon estin, all hoi pistoi
philoi skeptron basileusin alethestaton kai asphalestaton.]
"It is not (said Cyrus to his son Cambyses) the golden sceptre
that saves the kingdom; but faithful friends are the truest
and best sceptre of the kingdom."
* but I.
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