"Hystapes made answer to Cyrus in these words:- “Heaven forbid sire, that there should be a Persian living who would plot against thee! If such an one there be, may a speedy death overtake him! Thou foundest the Persians a race of slaves, thou hast made them free men: thou foundest them subject to others, thou hast made them lords of all. If a vision has announced that my son is practicing against thee, lo, I resign him into thy hands to deal with as thou wilt.”
What is now Iran/Persia was once considered Media. Darius the Persian empire builder was in fact a Mede.
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