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Marcius had increased the senate's apprehensions about Philip. He admitted that Philip had carried out the measures insisted upon by the senate, but in such a way that he would obviously continue to do so no longer than he was compelled.  There was little doubt that he would recommence war, and all his words and actions pointed in that direction.  He transferred almost the entire population from the maritime cities to the district now called Emathia, formerly known as Paeonia, and had handed over those cities to the Thracians and other [4??] barbarians for their residence, thinking that these races could be more safely depended upon in case of a war with Rome.  This action called forth loud protests throughout Macedonia; few of those who with their wives and children were abandoning their homes bore their grief in silence. Everywhere amongst the crowds of emigrants were heard curses on the king; their anger got the better of their fears.  Furious at all this, Philip began to suspect all persons, places and seasons alike, and at last openly avowed that he could only be secure [7??] when he had the children of those whom he had put to death arrested and in safe keeping. Then he could put them out of the way from time to time.
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