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[3] And now, with seven Corinthian ships, and two from Corcyra, and a tenth which the Leucadians furnished, he set sail.1 And at night, after he had entered the open sea and was enjoying a favouring wind, the heavens seemed to burst open on a sudden above his ship, and to pour forth an abundant and conspicuous fire. From this a torch lifted itself on high, like those which the mystics bear, and running along with them on their course, darted down upon precisely that part of Italy towards which the pilots were steering.

1 In 344 B.C.

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