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[352c] to all the Syracusans, in the second place, and, in the third, to your enemies and your foes, unless any of them be a doer of impious deeds1; for such deeds are irremediable and none could ever wash out their stain.2 Mark, then, what I now say.

Now that the tyranny is broken down over the whole of Sicily all your fighting rages round this one subject of dispute, the one party desiring to recover the headship, and the other to put the finishing touch to the expulsion of the tyrants. Now the majority of men always believe that the right advice about these matters

1 Alluding to Callippus, the murderer of Dion.

2 cf. Plat. Gorg. 525c.

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