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Plato to the relatives and companions of Dion wishes well-doing.The policy which would best serve to secure your real “well
doer of impious deedsAlluding to Callippus, the murderer of Dion.; for such deeds are irremediable and none could ever wash re.Since these things are naturally ordained thus, I exhort Dion's friends to declare what I am advising to all the Syracusans, as being the joint advice both of Dion and myself; and I will be the interpreter of what he would have said to you now, then,” someone might say, “what message does the advice of Dion declare to us concerning the present situation?” It is thi ionysius the Elder: cf. Plat. L. 8.357c. This Hipparinus, Dion's nephew, was now assisting Dion's party in their attacks oDion's party in their attacks on Callippus from their base at Leontini. in return for his present assistance and for his pious disposition; for he, though your aid, had not Furies in the guise of guestsAlluding to Dion's murderers, Callippus and Philostratus; cf. Plat. L. 7.3