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[5] And when Bantius assented and showed him some of his scars, ‘Why, then,’ said Marcellus, ‘when you bear such marks of your friendship towards us, did you not come to us at once? Can it be that you think us loath to requite valour in friends who are honoured even among our enemies?’ These kindly greetings he followed up by making him presents of a war horse and five hundred drachmas in silver.

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