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[3] And in truth Aratus had attempted to travel along that path. But since Antigonus1 neglected his promises and prolonged the time, and since the hopes derived from Egypt and Ptolemy2 were a long way off, he resolved to overthrow the tyrant by his own efforts.

1 Antigonus Gonatas, king of Macedonia, 283-239 B.C.

2 Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt 283-247 B.C.

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