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By M. Cary, E. H. Warmington

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These men, I should explain, were training in Cyzicus for the triumphal games which they were expecting to hold in celebration of Caesar's overthrow, and as soon as they became aware of vhat had taken place, they set out for Egypt to bear aid to their rulers. Many were their exploits against Amyntas in Galatia and many against the sons of Tarcondimotus in Cilicia, who had been their strongest friends but now in view of the changed had gone over to the other side were their exploits against Didius, who undertook to j)revent their passing through Syria nevertheless, they were unable to force their way through to Egypt.

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