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‘ [4] Knowest thou not,’ said he, ‘that Zeus has Justice and Law seated beside him, in order that everything that is done by the master of the world may be lawful and just?’ By using some such arguments as these Anaxarchus succeeded in lightening the suffering of the king, it is true, but rendered his disposition in many ways more vainglorious and lawless; he also made himself wonderfully liked by the king, and brought the intercourse of Callisthenes with him, which had always been unpleasant because of the man's austerity, into additional disfavour.

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