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[356a] whereof you yourselves are witnesses. And as your second king create the man who possesses the same name as my father and is son to Dionysius,1 in return for his present assistance and for his pious disposition; for he, though he is sprung from a tyrant's loins, is in act of delivering the city of his own free will, gaining thereby for himself and for his race everlasting honor in place of a transitory and unrighteous tyranny. And, thirdly, you ought to invite to become king of Syracuse—as willing king of a willing city—him who is now

1 i.e. Dionysius the Elder: cf. Plat. L. 8.357c. This Hipparinus, Dion's nephew, was now assisting Dion's party in their attacks on Callippus from their base at Leontini.

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