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[310c] 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 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.1 However, I do not say this as though what Cratistolus and Polyxenus2 have told you is to be trusted; for it is said that

1 This closely resemblesPlat. Laws 835c (withμόνοςforμέγας).

2 Polyxenus 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.

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