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[2] But the result in this case was the opposite, owing to a certain ruthlessness and hatred of goodness in Antipater. For, in the first place, he would not salute Xenocrates, although he greeted the other ambassadors; at which Xenocrates is said to have remarked: ‘Antipater does well to feel shame before me alone of his ruthless designs against our city.’ And again, when the philosopher began to speak, Antipater would not listen to him, but angrily contradicted him and forced him into silence.

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