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[2] Accordingly, when he had been nominated general, and the people had readily approved of it and given him their votes, Telecleides, who was at that time the foremost man in the city for reputation and influence, rose up and exhorted Timoleon to be a noble and brave man in his enterprises. ‘For if,’ said he, ‘thou contendest successfully, we shall think of thee as a tyrannicide; but if poorly, as a fratricide.’

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