His brother at the time of his death held the
office of sacrificer, and this office Theocrines continued to fill in defiance
of the laws, without having been designated by lot to assume the office or to
fill the vacancy. He went around bewailing his brother's fate and declaring that
he was going to summon Demochares before the Areopagus, until he made terms with
those charged with the crime. An honorable man is he indeed, one whom you can
trust, a man quite above the appeal of money! Why, even he would not claim that.
Men say that whoever means to administer public affairs with justice and
moderation should not have so many wants, but should be superior to all those
things which lead people to spend on themselves all that they receive.