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[4] Famine also attacked the army, which could provide itself with little grain even by fighting, and was not well furnished with implements for grinding. These had been abandoned, for the most part, since some of the beasts of burden died, and the others had to carry the sick and wounded. It is said that one attic choenix1 of wheat brought fifty drachmas; and loaves of barley bread were sold for their weight in silver.

1 About a quart.

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