Then they have another argument ready; that even at
Athens in former generations men
who had rendered great services met with no recognition of this sort, but were
content with an inscription in the Hermes-Portico.1 Perhaps indeed the inscription will be read to you. But in my
opinion, Athenians, this argument is in many ways prejudicial to the State,
besides being unjust.
1 In the Agora. The inscription （quoted by Aeschin. 3.83） was in honor of Cimon's
capture of Eion on the Strymon in
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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