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Cleomenes In Alexandria While engaged in effecting the destruction of Magas The reason of the opposition of Sosibius. and Berenice, his anxiety at the possible failure of his attempt, especially through the courageous character of Berenice, had forced him to flatter the courtiers, and give them all hopes of advantage in case his Berenice, had forced him to flatter the courtiers, and give them all hopes of advantage in case his intrigue succeeded. It was at this juncture that, observing Cleomenes to stand in need of the king's help, and to be possessed of a clear understanding and a genuine grasp of the situation, he admitted him to a knowledge of his design, holding out to him hopes of great advantage. And when Cleomenes saw that Sosibius was in a state
hand, whom do you fear? Surely not mere
Syrians and Carians." Sosibius was much pleased at the
remark at the time, and doubly encouraged in his intrigue
against Berenice; but ever afterwards, when observing the
indifference of the king, he repeated it to himself, and put
before his eyes the boldness of Cleomenes, and the goodwill