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[2] Therefore when he also sent the weak and maimed among them down to the sea-board, they said it was insult and abuse, after using men up in every kind of service, now to put them away in disgrace and cast them back upon their native cities and their parents, no longer the men they were when he took them. Accordingly, they bade him send them all away and hold all his Macedonians of no account, since he had these young war-dancers, with whom he could go on and conquer the world. 1

1 The account of the quarrel between Alexander and the Macedonians in Arrian ( Anab. vii. 8Ð11) differs materially from that of Plutarch.

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