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[3] So they sent Archedemus to Plato, and Dionysius also sent a trireme for him, and friends to entreat his return. He also wrote to him himself in clear and express terms, saying that no mercy should be shown to Dion unless Plato were persuaded to come to Sicily; but if he were persuaded, every mercy. Dion also received many injunctions from his wife and sister, that he should beg Plato to listen to Dionysius and not afford him an excuse for further severity. Thus it was, then, that Plato, as he himself says,
came for the third time to the straits of Scylla, That he might once more measure back his way to
fell Charybdis.

1 Odyssey, xii. 428, with slight adaptation from the first person.

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