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Soon, however, Antigonus the king marched with the Achaeans to give aid against Cleomenes, and finding that his enemy was occupying the heights and passes about Sellasia, he drew up his forces near by with the purpose of attacking him and forcing a passage.1 Philopoemen was stationed among the Macedonian cavalry with his own fellow-citizens,2 and had as a support the Illyrians, a large body of good fighters, who closed up the line of battle.

1 Cf. the Cleomenes, xxvii. and xxviii. The battle of Sellasia was fought in 221 B.C.

2 According to Polybius ii. 66. 7, a thousand Achaeans and as many Megalopolitans were stationed with the Macedonian cavalry.

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