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[2] But although he set out with such meagre and narrow resources, he would not set foot upon his ship until he had enquired into the circumstances of his companions and allotted to one a farm, to another a village, and to another the revenue from some hamlet or harbour. And when at last nearly all of the crown property had been expended or allotted, Perdiccas said to him: ‘But for thyself, O king, what art thou leaving?’ And when the king answered, ‘My hopes,’ ‘In these, then,’ said Perdiccas, ‘we also will share who make the expedition with thee.’

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