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Plato, Letters, Letter 2 (search)
s matter, nothing more impious than to disregard it.How this result should be brought about, and what is the just course to pursue, I will now explain. I came to Sicily with the reputation of being by far the most eminent of those engaged in philosophy; and I desired, on my arrival in Syracuse, to gain your testimony as well, inim if possible to SpeusippusPlato's nephew, who succeeded him as head of the Academy. If, as seems probable, Speusippus was unknown to Dionysius until he went to Sicily with Plato in 361 B.C., this request seems strange. and send him home. Speusippus, too, begs you to do so; and Philistion also promised me, that, if you would rand you come to know of it you would not allow it. It is proper for me also to say what is true about Lysicleides; for of all those who have come to Athens from Sicily he is the only one who has not misrepresented your association with me; on the contrary, he always speaks nicely about past events and puts the best construction
Plato, Letters, Letter 3 (search)
his account I did not go; and, moreover, I was vexed also with Dion; for he was of opinion that it was better for me to go and to yield to your wishes. Subsequently, after a year's interval, a trireme arrived with letters from you, and the first words written in the letters were to the effect that if I came I should find that Dion's affairs would all proceed as I desired, but the opposite if I failed to come. And indeed I am ashamed to say how many letters came at that time from Italy and Sicily from you and from others on your account, or to how many of my friends and acquaintances they were addressed, all enjoining me to go and beseeching me to trust you entirely. It was the firm opinion of everyone, beginning with Dion, that it was my duty to make the voyage and not be faint-hearted. But I always made my ageIn 361 B.C. Plato was about 67. an excuse; and as for you, I kept assuring them that you would not be able to withstand those who slander us and desire that we should quarr
Plato, Letters, Letter 4 (search)
Plato to Dion of Syracuse wishes well-doing.It has been plain, I believe, all along that I took a keen interest in the operationsThis refers to Dion's military operations in Sicily in 357 B.C., and perhaps later. that have been carried out, and that I was most anxious to see them finally completed. In this I was mainly prompted by my jealous regard for what is nobleThe reference is to Dion's plans for the political reformation of Sicily; for I esteem it just that those who are truly virtuous,Sicily; for I esteem it just that those who are truly virtuous, and who act accordingly, should achieve the reputation they deserve. Now for the present (God willing) affairs are going well; but it is in the future that the chief struggle lies. For while it might be thought that excellence in courage and speed and strength might belong to various other men, everyone would agree that surpassing excellence in truth, justice, generosity and the outward exhibition of all these virtues naturally belongs to those who profess to hold them in honor.Now the point
Plato, Letters, Letter 7 (search)
, then, do I mean by saying that my arrival in Sicily on that occasion was the foundation of everythetail on the extent of the empire in Italy and Sicily and his own power therein, and the youth of Disel as before, and the same doctrine. Neither Sicily, nor yet any other State—such is my doctrine—ss you should call to aid you in repeopling all Sicily and giving it equal laws, calling them both frd my account of the first period of my stay in SicilyThis refers back to Plat. L. 7.330c, Plat. L. 7ieving that I esteemed him above all others in Sicily, and other Sicilians of my acquaintance; and e Speusippus and Xenocrates and Dion's here in Sicily shall be the guarantors of these terms, and hef Dion's money; nevertheless, to the whole of Sicily we appeared to be comrades.Now Dionysius attem case it is decided that he must not reside in Sicily, I claim that he should have a passage to the e reasons why I undertook my second journey to Sicilyi.e. Plato's third Sicilian visit (as he does n[13 more...]<
Plato, Letters, Letter 8 (search)
w that the tyranny is broken down over the whole of Sicily all your fighting rages round this one subject of de such consequences clearly in the recent events in Sicily itself, where the one faction is trying to inflict in the hour of their greatest distress, when Greek Sicily was in the utmost danger of being entirely overrun , appointing them dictators for the safeguarding of Sicily, with the title, as men say, of “tyrants.” But wherdly a trace of the Greek tongue will remain in all Sicily, since it will have been transformed into a provincen you have accepted laws of this kind, inasmuch as Sicily is beset with dangers, and you are neither completes now occurring in order to secure the salvation of Sicily provided that they receive honors both in the presesuch men as they may choose, whether they come from Sicily or from abroad or both, and in such numbers as may been realized, I should have resettled the rest of Sicily by depriving the barbarians of the land they now ho