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EPISTLES OF PHALARIS

[Translated from Boyle's Greek text]

EPISTLE 51

To Eteonicus

I could follow your advice, and forget the enmity of all who have injured me, except Pytho ; for undying anger, we are told, is out of place in one who must die ; but his hostility to me I shall never forget as long as I live, nor even after my death, though the end of life brings forgetfulness to all. It is he who did me the greatest of all injuries, — in poisoning my wife Erythia because she desired to follow me into exile and refused to marry him.

EPISTLE 54 To THE Citizens of Himera

There is nothing I am not ready to do on behalf of

Stesichorus ; even though it were to take arms against

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