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Then there is another precaution that you must takeā€”to do nothing as a community which you would shun as individuals. Not a man among you would take away from another his own personal gifts, nor even dream of doing so. Then do not so in your public capacity, but tell the official defenders1 of this law that

1 The advocates named in Dem. 20.146.

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