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When the messengers had made an end of speaking, there was a profound silence in the theatre; then Dion rose and began to speak, but copious tears checked his utterance; his mercenaries, however, sympathized with him and bade him take heart. Accordingly, after he had recovered a little from his grief, he said: ‘Men of Peloponnesus and allies, I have brought you together here to deliberate upon your own course of action. ’

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