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[3] The suitability of the expenditure therefore is relative to the spender himself, and to the occasion or object. At the same time the term magnificent is not applied to one who spends adequate sums on objects of only small or moderate importance, like the man who said ‘Oft gave I alms to homeless wayfarers’1; it denotes someone who spends suitably on great objects. For though the magnificent man is liberal, the liberal man is not necessarily magnificent.

1 Hom. Od. 17.420; said by Odysseus pretending to be a beggar who formerly was well-to-do.

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