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[357a] should remain clean from bloodshed and imprisonment and exile.1

This is what I planned for you when I was alive, and it is still my plan now. With your aid, had not Furies in the guise of guests2 prevented me, I should then have overcome our foes, and established the State in the way I planned; and after this, had my intentions been realized, I should have resettled the rest of Sicily by depriving the barbarians of the land they now hold—excepting those who fought in defence of the common liberty against the tyranny—

1 For the scheme here proposed cf. Plat. L. 7.337b ff., Plat. Laws 752d ff., Plat. Laws 762c ff., Plat. Laws 767c ff., Plat. Laws 855c.

2 Alluding to Dion's murderers, Callippus and Philostratus; cf. Plat. L. 7.333e ff.

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