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[27] And they are more likely to be ashamed when they have to be seen and to associate openly with those who are aware of their disgrace. Wherefore the tragic poet Antiphon,1 when he was about to be flogged to death by order of Dionysius, seeing that those who were to die with him covered their faces as they passed through the gates, said, “Why cover your faces? Is it because you are afraid that one of the crowd should see you tomorrow?” Let this account of shame suffice; as for shamelessness, it is evident that we shall be able to obtain ample knowledge of it from the contrary arguments.

1 When on an embassy to Syracuse, he was asked by Dionysius which was the best kind of brass. On his replying, “that from which the Athenians made their statues of Harmodius and Aristogiton,” Dionysius ordered him to be put to death.

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