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[7] I tell you, Hiero, you have to compete with other heads of states, and if you cause your state to surpass theirs in prosperity, be well assured1 that you are the victor in the noblest and grandest competition in the world.


1 But εὖ ἴσθι is not right. All the MSS. have εὖ ἔσει, which perhaps conceals εὐδαίμων ἔσει, “you will be happy, being the victor.”

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