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[30] And those who are going to be attacked by others, if we do not attack first, since it is no longer possible to deliberate; thus, Aenesidemus is said to have sent the prize in the game of cottabus to Gelon,1 who, having reduced a town to slavery, had anticipated him by doing what he had intended to do himself.

1 Aenesidemus, tyrant of Leontini, being anticipated by Gelon, tyrant of Syracuse, in the enslavement of a neighboring state, sent him the cottabus prize, as a compliment for having “played the game” so skilfully. The cottabus was originally a Sicilian game.

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