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[5] He owed that amount, not because of poverty, but because of his thrift.1 For the real property of Pasio was about twenty talents, but in addition to this he had more than fifty talents in money of his own lent2 out at interest. Among these were eleven talents of the bank's deposits, profitably invested.

1 The word naturally denotes industry, but the clause might possibly be rendered “because he did not wish capital to lie idle”; so Dareste. In Dem. 45.33, Apollodorus implies that the debt was due to mismanagement on the part of Phormio.

2 As eleven talents of this money belonged to the bank, this phrase is open to question.

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