If it be true, then, O Sossius Senecio,1 as Simonides says,2 that Ilium ‘is not wroth with the Corinthians’ for coming up against her with the Achaeans, because the Trojans also had Glaucus, who sprang from Corinth, as a zealous ally, so it is likely that neither Romans nor Greeks will quarrel with the Academy, since they fare alike in this treatise containing the lives of Dion and Brutus, for Dion was an immediate disciple of Plato, while Brutus was nourished on the doctrines of Plato. Both therefore set out from one training-school, as it were, to engage in the greatest struggles.

1 One of the many friends whom Plutarch made during his residence at Rome. See on Theseus, i. 1.

2 Fragment 50; Bergk, Poet. Lyr. Graeci, iii. 4 p. 412.

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