All other persons who have ever received
any favour from you have been honored for benefits conferred on you; Charidemus
is the one and only man who is honored for the impotence of his efforts to do
you harm. Why, to such a fellow exemption from the punishment he had justly
earned was a handsome gratuity! But that is not the view of the politicians; no,
make him a citizen, dub him benefactor,—here are crowns and
presents,—in return for those private doles of his! The rest of you
are gulled, and sit there wondering what is going on.