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[249] He forgot the ship that saves; forgot that embarked in her his own mother, performing her rites, scouring her candidates, making her pittance from the substance of her employers, here reared her hopeful brood to greatness. Here, too, his father, who kept an infant-school, lived as best he could,—next door to Heros the physician,1 as I am told by elderly informants,—anyhow, he lived in this city. The offspring of this pair earned a little money as junior clerks and messengers in the public offices, until, by your favor, they became full-fledged clerks, with free maintenance for two years in the Rotunda.2 Finally, from this same city Aeschines received his commission as ambassador.

1 Heros the Physician: or the Hero Physician; see Dem. 18.129, and note.

2 The Prytaneum or Town Hall.

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