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[312a] in Syracuse, to gain your testimony as well, in order that I might get philosophy held in honor even by the multitude.1 In this, however, I was disappointed. But the reason I give for this is not that which is commonly given; rather it was because you showed that you did not fully trust me but wished rather to get rid of me somehow and invite others in my place; and owing, as I believe, to your distrust of me, you showed yourself inquisitive as to what my business was. Thereupon it was proclaimed aloud by many that you utterly despised me

1 A most un-Platonic sentiment: contrastPlat. Rep. 493e ff., and Plat. L. 2.314a below.

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