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[2] Now, even before this there had been differences between him and Pyrrhus, and Pyrrhus had overrun Thessaly;1 and greed for power, the natural disease of dynasties, made them formidable and suspicious neighbours, and all the more after the death of Deïdameia. And now that both of them had occupied part of Macedonia, they came into collision, and their quarrel was furnished with stronger grounds.

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