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This conflict did not fill the Macedonians with wrath and hate towards Pyrrhus for their losses, rather it led those who beheld his exploits and engaged him in the battle to esteem him highly and admire his bravery and talk much about him. For they likened his aspect and his swiftness and all his motions to those of the great Alexander, and thought they saw in him shadows, as it were, and imitations of that leader's impetuosity and might in conflicts.1 The other kings, they said, represented Alexander with their purple robes, their body-guards, the inclination of their necks,2 and their louder tones in conversation; but Pyrrhus, and Pyrrhus alone, in arms and action.

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