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[9] and so why should I not be justly accounted blessed and enjoy an immortality of fame?

“But I must also declare my will about the disposition1 of my throne, that the succession may not become a matter of dispute and cause you trouble. Now, I love you both alike, my sons; but precedence in counsel and leadership in everything that may be thought expedient, that I commit to the first born, who naturally has a wider experience.

1 He defines the succession

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