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[6] At once, then, he conjectured that the vision was in his favour, since he was fighting for a country that was most fertile and had at that time an abundance of fine young grain in the ear; for the land had everywhere been sown and bespoke a time of peace, now that its plains were covered with a luxuriant growth; and he was all the more strengthened in his belief when he learned that the enemy's watchword was ‘Athena and Alexander.’ Accordingly, he too gave out a watchword, namely, ‘Demeter and Alexander,’ and ordered all his men to crown themselves and wreathe their arms with ears of grain.

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