course of action, involving so great disgrace, he has adopted, men of Athens,
with a view to evading his duties to the state and to conceal his wealth, that
he may make secret profits by means of the bank, and never serve as choregus or
trierarch, or perform any other of the public duties which befit his station.
And he has accomplished this object. Here is a proof. Although he has so large
an estate that he gave his daughter a marriage portion of one hundred minae, he
has never been seen by you to perform any public service whatever, even the very
slightest. And yet how much more honorable it would have been to be proved a man
of public spirit and one zealous in the performance of his duties to the state,
than a flatterer and a bearer of false testimony! But the fellow would do
anything to get money.