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[3] We shall set forth the reasons for this in order that our story may be clear.

There was a Macedonian Pausanias who came of a family from the district Orestis.1 He a was bodyguard of the king and was beloved by him because of his beauty.

1 Justin 9.6.4-8. The Orestis was a district in western Macedonia bordering on Illyria.

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