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[4] But when silence had been made, he said: ‘Men of Tarentum, ye do well not to frown upon those who wish to sport and revel, while they can. And if ye are wise, ye will all also get some enjoyment still out of your freedom, assured that ye will have other business and a different life and diet when Pyrrhus has come into the city.’ These words brought conviction to most of the Tarentines, and a murmur of applause ran through the assembly.

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