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While Eumenes was in flight, letters were brought to him from those in Macedonia who feared the growing power of Antigonus. Olympias invited him to come and take charge of Alexander's little son and rear him, feeling that plots were laid against his life; Polysperchon and Philip1 the king ordered him, as commander of the forces in Cappadocia, to wage war upon Antigonus, to take five hundred talents of the treasure at Quinda2 in reparation of his own losses, and to use as much of it as he wished for the war.

1 Philip Arrhidaeus (see the note on chapter iii. 1).

2 Or Cyinda, better known as Anazarbus, a stronghold in Cilicia whither Antigenes and Teutamus had brought the royal treasure from Susa.

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