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As regards the things you wrote to me to send you, I have had the Apollo made and Leptines1 is bringing it to you. It is by a young and good craftsman named Leochares.2 He had at his shop another piece which was, as I thought, very artistic; so I bought it with the intention of presenting it to your wife,3 because she tended me both in health and sickness in a manner which did credit both to you and to me. So will you give it to her, unless you prefer to do otherwise. I am also sending twelve jars of sweet wine for the children

1 A Pythagorean of this name is said to have murdered Callippus at Rhegium.

2 A sculptor of some eminence, pupil of Scopas.

3 Sophrosyne (“Prudence”), daughter of Dionysus the Elder and niece of Dion.

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