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[4] So they erected a royal tent, and a throne in it which they dedicated to Alexander, and there they met for deliberation on matters of highest importance.

And now, as they advanced into the interior of the country,1 Peucestas,2 who was a friend of Eumenes, met them with the other satraps, and they joined their forces, so that the number of their men and the splendour of their equipment raised the spirits of the Macedonians.

1 In 317 B.C., against Antigonus, who was in Mesopotamia. He had received the satrapy of Susiana.

2 One of the most distinguished officers of Alexander, who bad been made satrap of Persia during Alexander's lifetime.

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