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Now I have been quite seriously informed that with regard to the absolute prohibition of all rewards,1 whatever a man's services may be, our opponents are prepared to use some such argument as this. The Lacedaemonians, who are a well-organized state, and the Thebans grant no such reward to any of their citizens, and yet possibly there are some good men among them. In my opinion, men of Athens, all such arguments are provocative, and intended to persuade you to abolish the immunities, but just they are certainly not. For I am quite aware that the Thebans and the Lacedaemonians and ourselves do not observe the same laws and customs, nor the same form of government.

1 Demosthenes here misrepresents the law, which only touched the immunities. "Quite seriously" is taken by some with "prepared to use."

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