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    #1

    What does this mean?

    Please, what does the bold text say? I don't get the drift.

    These kings, however, were unprincipled characters, aping the ways of minor
    Hellenistic rules, but lacking any redeeming pretensions to Hellenistic culture.

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    Re: What does this mean?

    Maybe their pretensions to Hellenistic culture weren't worth much?


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