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[10] And if we should, in fact, be seized with madness and slay you, should we not certainly, after slaying our benefactor, be engaged in contest with the King, a fresh and most powerful opponent?1 Again, how great and bright are the hopes of which I should rob myself if I attempted to do you any harm, I will relate to you.

1 The ἔφεδρος, in the language of Greek athletics, was the man who had “drawn a bye,” and so waited for the result of a contest in order to engage the victor.

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