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And when Craterus1 and Antipater, after overpowering the Greeks,2 were crossing into Asia3 to overthrow the power of Perdiccas, and were reported to be planning an invasion of Cappadocia, Perdiccas, who was himself heading an expedition against Ptolemy,4 appointed Eumenes commander of the forces in Armenia and Cappadocia with plenary powers.

1 One of the ablest of Alexander's officers, who, in the division of the empire that followed Alexander's death, was made ruler, in common with Antipater, of Macedonia and Greece.

2 In the battle of Crannon, Aug. 7, 322, which put an end to the revolt of the Greeks and the war called the ‘Lamian’ war.

3 In 321 B.C.

4 Now governor of Egypt.

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