Δαρείου καὶ Παρυσάτιδος γίγνονται παῖδες δύο , πρεσβύτερος μὲν Ἀρταξέρξης , νεώτερος δὲ Κῦρος : ἐπεὶ δὲ ἠσθένει Δαρεῖος καὶ ὑπώπτευε τελευτὴν τοῦ βίου , ἐβούλετο τὼ παῖδε ἀμφοτέρω παρεῖναι . [ 2 ] ὁ μὲν οὖν πρεσβύτερος παρὼν ἐτύγχανε : Κῦρον δὲ μεταπέμπεται ἀπὸ τῆς ἀρχῆς ἧς αὐτὸν σατράπην ἐποίησε , καὶ στρατηγὸν δὲ αὐτὸν ἀπέδειξε πάντων ὅσοι ἐς Καστωλοῦ πεδίον ἁθροίζονται . ἀναβαίνει οὖν ὁ Κῦρος λαβὼν Τισσαφέρνην ὡς φίλον , καὶ τῶν Ἑλλήνων ἔχων ὁπλίτας ἀνέβη τριακοσίους , ἄρχοντα δὲ αὐτῶν Ξενίαν Παρράσιον .
Δαρείου καὶ Παρυσάτιδος γίγνονται παῖδες δύο ( Latin , « foreign xml : lang= " lat " » duo « /foreign » ) , πρεσβύτερος ( elder , compare PRESBYTERY ) μὲν Ἀρταξέρξης , νεώτερος δὲ Κῦρος - ἐπεὶ δὲ ἠσθένει ( was ill ) Δᾶρεῖος καὶ ὑπ-ώπτευε τελευτὴν ( end ) τοῦ βίου ( compare BIOLOGY ) , ἐβούλετο αὐτοὺς παρ-εῖναι . ὁ μὲν οὖν πρεσβύτερος παρῆν · Κῦρον δὲ μετα-πέμπεται ἀπὸ τῆς ἀρχῆς ἧς αὐτὸν σατράπην ἐποίησεν . καὶ δὴ καὶ στρατηγὸς ἦν πάντων τῶν εἰς Καστωλοῦ πεδίον ἀθροιζομένων . [ the base text goes beyond the quote in CS ]
Darius and Parysatis had two sons born to them , of whom the elder was Artaxerxes and the younger Cyrus . Now when Darius lay sick and suspected that the end of his life was near , he wished to have both his sons with him . [ 2 ] The elder , as it chanced , was with him already ; but Cyrus he summoned from the province over which he had made him satrap , and he had also appointed him commander of all the forces that muster in the plain of Castolus . Cyrus accordingly went up to his father , taking with him Tissaphernes as a friend and accompanied by three hundred Greek hoplites , under the command of Xenias of Parrhasia .