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Egypt Under Ptolemy Epiphanes After the Death of Aristomenes (18, 53, 54

All men admire the magnanimity of Philip towards
Contrast of the conduct of Philip II. of Macedon to Athens in B. C. 338 with that of Ptolemy.
Athens; for though had been injured as well as abused by them, yet when he conquered them at Chaeroneia, so far from using this opportunity for injuring his opponents, he caused the corpses of the Athenians to be buried with the proper ceremonies; while those of them who had been taken prisoners he actually presented with clothes, and restored to their friends without ransom. But though men praise they do not imitate such conduct. They rather try to outdo those with whom they are at war, in bitterness of passion and severity of vengeance. Ptolemy, for instance, had men tied naked to carts and dragged at their tail, and then put to death with torture. . . .

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