Such was their
rank in the world of Hellas: what
manner of men they were at home, in public or in private life, look round you
and see. Out of the wealth of the state they set up for our delight so many fair
buildings and things of beauty, temples and offerings to the gods, that we who
come after must despair of ever surpassing them; yet in private they were so
modest, so careful to obey the spirit of the constitution,
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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