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[4] We are told, also, that Eumenes asked his keeper, Onomarchus, why in the world Antigonus, now that he had got a hated enemy in his hands, neither killed him speedily nor generously set him free; and when Onomarchus insolently told him it was not now, but on the field of battle, that he should have faced death boldly, ‘Yea, by Zeus,’ said Eumenes, ‘then, too, I did so; ask the men who fought with me; I know that none I met was a better man.’ ‘Well, then,’ said Onomarchus, ‘since now thou hast found thy better, why canst thou not bide his time?’

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