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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 18 18 Browse Search
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Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax 1 1 Browse Search
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to advise such a policy or attempt to describe it is much like saying a prayer. “Prayer” in the sense of a “pious wish” unlikely to be fulfilled, or a “last resort.” Be it so, then, that this is nothing but a prayer (and in truth every man ought always to begin his speaking and his thinking with the gods); yet may it attain fulfilment in indicating some such counsel as this:—Now and almost ever since the warThe struggle against the Carthaginians, which had lasted, with hardly a break, since 409 B.C. began both you and your enemies have been ruled continuously by that one family which your fathers set on the throne in the hour of their greatest distress, when Greek Sicily was in the utmost danger of being entirely overrun by the Carthaginians and barbarized. On that occasion they chose Dionysius because of his youth and warlike prowess to take charge of the military operations for which he was suited, with Hipparinus, who was older, as his fellow-counsellor, appointing them d