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γαύλους: cf. iii. 136. 1 n. Σικελίην: where H. probably heard the story; cf. ch. 22; v. 46 n. ληιστής. The buccaneer was still respectable (Thuc. i. 5). To prey on the enemies of his country would no more seem wrong to Dionysius than to our own Elizabethan seamen (cf. i. 163. 2n.). By making first for Phoenicia he at once baffled pursuit, and surprised the enemy's convoys.
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