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[3] It was now midsummer,1 the Etesian winds2 prevailed at sea, and the moon was at the full. Dion had prepared a magnificent sacrifice to Apollo, and marched in solemn procession to the temple with his soldiers, who were arrayed in full armour. After the sacrifice, he gave them a banquet in the stadium of the Zacynthians, where, as they reclined on their couches,

1 357 B.C.

2 Winds blowing steadily from the North during the summer.

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