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[2] Similarly the Boeotians sent an embassy to Philip proposing an alliance, and Philip, after taking over the Thessalians, entered Locris with a large army. And when he had overtaken Phalaecus, who had again been granted the generalship and had the main body of the mercenaries, Philip prepared to decide the war by a pitched battle. But Phalaecus, who was tarrying in Nicaea1 and saw that he was no match for Philip, sent ambassadors to the king to treat for an armistice.

1 This town commanded the pass of Thermopylae.

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