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After this, as he wandered about and sought to elude his enemies, Eumenes persuaded most of his soldiers to leave him,1 either out of regard for them, or because he was unwilling to trail after him a body of men too small to give battle, and too large to escape the enemy's notice. Moreover, after he had taken refuge in Nora, a stronghold on the confines of Lycaonia and Cappadocia, with five hundred horsemen and two hundred men-at-arms, even there again, whatsoever friends asked to be dismissed because they could not endure the asperities of the place and the constraint in diet, all these he sent away, after bestowing upon them tokens of affection and kindness.

1 Many deserted to Antigonus, according to Diodorus (xviii. 41, 1).

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