Rewards to citizens, rightly thus granted
by our ancestors, are wrongly granted by you. But how about foreigners? When
Meno of Pharsalus gave twelve talents
of silver towards the war at Eion near
Amphipolis1 and supported us with two hundred cavalry of his
own vassals, our ancestors did not vote him the citizenship, but only gave him
immunity from taxes.
1 Presumably in 424, but Themistocles does not
mention it. The historical examples here are borrowed from Dem. 23
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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