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Plato, Letters, Letter 2 (search)
9a, Plat. L. 7.349d. that you think that not only I myself should keep quiet but my friends also from doing or saying anything bad about you; and that “you except Dion only.”cf. Plat. L. 7.347c. Now your saying this, that Dion is excepted, implies that I have no control over my friends; for had I had this control over you and DiDion is excepted, implies that I have no control over my friends; for had I had this control over you and Dion, as well as the rest, more blessings would have come to us all and to the rest of the Greeks also, as I affirm. But as it is, my greatness consists in making myself follow my own instructions.This closely resemblesPlat. Laws 835c (withMO/NOSforME/GAS). However, I do not say this as though what Cratistolus and PolyxenusPolyxenuDion, as well as the rest, more blessings would have come to us all and to the rest of the Greeks also, as I affirm. But as it is, my greatness consists in making myself follow my own instructions.This closely resemblesPlat. Laws 835c (withMO/NOSforME/GAS). However, I do not say this as though what Cratistolus and PolyxenusPolyxenus was a Sophist and a disciple of Bryson of Megara, cf. Plat. L. 2.314dand Plat. L. 13.360c. Of Cratistolus nothing further is known. have told you is to be trusted; for it is said that one of these men declares that at OlympiaProbably the Olympic Festival of 364 B.C. (not 360 B.C. as in Plat. L. 7.350b); see the Prefatory Note
Plato, Letters, Letter 3 (search)
re most eager to do it, whereas now I am urging Dion to do precisely the same thing; and thus we arr god or chance, with your assistance, cast out Dion, and you were left alone. Do you suppose, thenenvy, and to use every endeavor to make you and Dion as friendly to each other as possible, separate come alone, and stated that you would send for Dion later on. On this account I did not go; and, to the effect that if I came I should find that Dion's affairs would all proceed as I desired, but tas the firm opinion of everyone, beginning with Dion, that it was my duty to make the voyage and notrs, that you should, in the first place, recall Dion on terms of friendship—which terms I mentioned;for the year, declaring that you would sell all Dion's property and send one half of the proceeds to. For when you had sold all the goods, without Dion's consent—though you had declared that without nd now that Theodotes and Heracleides, who were Dion's connections, were the subjects of accusations[10 more...]<
Plato, Letters, Letter 4 (search)
Plato to Dion of Syracuse wishes well-doing.It has been plain, I believe, all along that I took a keen interest in the operationsThis refers to Dion's military operations in Sicily in 357 B.C., and pDion's military operations in Sicily in 357 B.C., and perhaps later. that have been carried out, and that I was most anxious to see them finally completed. In this I was mainly prompted by my jealous regard for what is nobleThe reference is to Dion's plaDion's plans for the political reformation of Sicily; for I esteem it just that those who are truly virtuous, and who act accordingly, should achieve the reputation they deserve. Now for the present (God willes certain persons (who these are of course you know)The persons meant are Plato's own pupils and Dion's political supporters. to surpass the rest of mankind as if they were less than children.For thiides; but we, as I said, know nothing, although we hear many reports from the people here. And, Dion, do you also bear in mind that you are thought by some to be unduly wanting in affability; so do
Plato, Letters, Letter 7 (search)
iving the future overthrow of the tyranny. For Dion in truth, being quick-witted, both in other resnderous stories brought to the court concerning Dion. So I defended him, so far as I was able, thoung towards him as Dionysius had done. For when Dion was trying to train and rear him up to be a kinin the future. Of this I attempted to persuade Dion in the first place, secondly Dionysius, and nowd I would count but small. And the murderer of Dion is not aware that he has brought about the same 7.330d, just before he begins his “counsel” to Dion's friends. before I gave my counsel to the intimates and companions of Dion. What happened next was this: I urged Dionysius by all means possibledemanding most insistently that I should come. Dion, then, kept urging and entreating me to make thhers in Syracuse who had had some teaching from Dion, and others again who had been taught by these, they have flooded the world with woes. And yet Dion had the same designs as I myself should have ha[81 more...]<
Plato, Letters, Letter 8 (search)
Plato to the relatives and companions of Dion wishes well-doing.The policy which would best serve to secure your real “welldoer of impious deedsAlluding to Callippus, the murderer of Dion.; for such deeds are irremediable and none could ever washre.Since these things are naturally ordained thus, I exhort Dion's friends to declare what I am advising to all the Syracusans, as being the joint advice both of Dion and myself; and I will be the interpreter of what he would have said to you now, then,” someone might say, “what message does the advice of Dion declare to us concerning the present situation?” It is thiionysius the Elder: cf. Plat. L. 8.357c. This Hipparinus, Dion's nephew, was now assisting Dion's party in their attacks oDion's party in their attacks on Callippus from their base at Leontini. in return for his present assistance and for his pious disposition; for he, though your aid, had not Furies in the guise of guestsAlluding to Dion's murderers, Callippus and Philostratus; cf. Plat. L. 7.3
Plato, Letters, Letter 10 (search)
Plato to Aristodorus wishes well-doing.I hear that you now are and always have been one of Dion's most intimate companions, since of all who pursue philosophy you exhibit the most philosophic disposition; for steadfastness, trustiness, and sincerity—these I affirm to be the genuine philosophy, but as to all other forms of science and cleverness which tend in other directions, I shall, I believe, be giving them their right names if I dub them “parlor-tricks.cf. Plat. Gorg. 486c, Plat. Gorg. 521d.” So farewell, and continue in the same disposition in which you are continuin
Plato, Letters, Letter 13 (search)
o your wife,Sophrosyne (“Prudence”), daughter of Dionysus the Elder and niece of Dion. because she tended me both in health and sickness in a manner which did credit hough at present I am the wealthiest of them, and it was I who, with the help of Dion and others, gave their mothers their portions. Now the eldest one is marrying Sher good for your reputation nor honorable.In the next place I shall speak about Dion. Other matters I cannot speak of as yet, until the letters from you arrive, as bade me to mention to him,This may be a reference to Dionysius's plan for giving Dion's wife Arete to a favorite of his own (cf. Plutarch,Dion 21). I neither mentioneDion 21). I neither mentioned nor discussed them, but I did try to discover whether he would take their occurrence hardly or calmly, and it seemed to me that if they occurred it would cause him no small vexation. As to all else Dion's attitude towards you seems to me to be reasonable both in word and deed. To Cratinus the brother of Timotheus, and my own co