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[5] In addition to this, he despatched a thousand settlers to the Chersonesus,1 and five hundred to Naxos, and to Andros half that number, and a thousand to Thrace to settle with the Bisaltae, and others to Italy, when the site of Sybaris was settled,2 which they named Thurii. All this he did by way of lightening the city of its mob of lazy and idle busybodies, rectifying the embarrassments of the poorer people, and giving the allies for neighbors an imposing garrison which should prevent rebellion.

1 447. B.C. Cf. Plut. Per. 19.1-2.

2 444 B.C. Sybaris had been destroyed in 510 B.C.

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