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[7] Moreover, when Hegemon1 said that Polysperchon could bear witness to his good will towards the people, and Polysperchon replied in wrath, ‘Cease telling lies against me in the presence of the king,’ the king sprang to his feet and would have smitten Hegemon with a spear. But Polysperchon quickly threw his arms about the king, and thus the council was dissolved.

1 One of Phocion's party, and, like him, under accusation of treachery, i.e. of favouring Cassander rather than Polysperchon.

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