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[229b] “The memorial of Hipparchus: deceive not a friend.
”I therefore should never dare, I am sure, to deceive you, who are my friend, or disobey the great Hipparchus, after whose death the Athenians were for three years under the despotic rule of his brother Hippias, and you might have heard anyone of the earlier period say that it was only in these years that there was despotism in Athens,1 and that at all other times the Athenians lived very much as in the reign of Cronos. And the subtler sort of people say

1 On this point the writer agrees with Thuc. 6.59, who gives what is now the accepted story of Harmodius and Aristogeiton.

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