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he discovered a household that was rich and ill-managed, the head of which was a woman, proud and of poor judgment. A fatherless young man, half crazy, was managing the estate, Aristarchus, son of Moschus. Demosthenes, pretending to be a lover of his, invited the young man to this intimacy, filling him up with empty hopes, assuring him that without any delay whatever he should become the foremost man in public life, and he showed him a list of names.1 So he became prompter and teacher of the young man in conduct which has made Aristarchus an exile from his fatherland,
1 Doubtless a list of young men who had studied oratory with Demosthenes and become successful public men. So the Scholiast.
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