Literary Record Details

Author: HERODOTUS Hist.

Opus: Historiae
Reference: Hdt.3.128.1

Period: Early Classical

Genre: prose
Subgenre: historiography
Gender: m
Context: military

Greek Text: Δαρεῖος μὲν ταῦτα ἐπειρώτα, τῷ δὲ ἄνδρες τριήκοντα ὑπέστησαν, αὐτὸς ἕκαστος ἐθέλων ποιέειν ταῦτα. ἐρίζοντας δὲ Δαρεῖος κατελάμβανε κελεύων πάλλεσθαι: παλλομένων δὲ λαγχάνει ἐκ πάντων Βαγαῖος ὁ Ἀρτόντεω:

English Text: Darius asked this and thirty men promised, each wanting to do it himself. Darius told them not argue but draw lots; they did, and the lot fell to Bagaeus, son of Artontes.

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Kleros 442, Hdt.3.128.1