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Plato to Dionysius, Tyrant of Syracuse, wishes well-doing.Let this greeting not only commence my letter but serve at the same time as a token that it is from me.For the significance of the greeting “well-doing” see Plat. L. 3 ad init.; cf. Plat. L. 13.363b below. Once when you were feasting the Locrian youths and were seated at a distance from me, you got up and came over to me and in a friendly spirit made some remark which I thought excellent, as also did my neighbor at the table, who was one of the beautiful youths. And he then said—“No doubt, Dionysius, you find Plato of great benefit as regards philosophy!” And you replied—“Yes, and in regard to much else; since from the very moment of my inviting him I derived benefit at once from the very fact that I had invited him.” This tone, then, should be carefully preserved, in order that the mutual benefit we derive from one another may always go on increasing. So by way of helping towards this end I am now sending you s