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[5] But she, without consternation, and, indeed, without fear, replied: ‘Dost thou think me, Dionysius, such a mean and cowardly wife that, had I known beforehand of my husband's flight, I would not have sailed off with him and shared his fortunes? Indeed, I did not know about it; since it would have been well for me to be called the wife of Polyxenus the exile, rather than the sister of Dionysius the tyrant.’ The tyrant is said to have admired Theste for this bold speech.

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