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[33] In which the children of these men shall be reared in honor and the parents of these men shall enjoy distinction1 and tender care in their old age, cherishing the fame of these men as an assuagement of their sorrow.2 In the second place, immune from disease of body and beyond the reach of anguish of spirit,3 such as the living must suffer because of the misfortunes which have befallen, they today receive high honor and inspire great emulation while they are accorded the customary obsequies.4 How, then, since the whole country unites in according them a public burial, and they alone receive the words of universal praise, while their kinsmen and fellow-citizens are not alone in mourning them, but every land that has the right to be called Hellas and the greater part of the whole world mourns with them,5 how can we do otherwise than consider them blessed of fortune?

1 This topic is touched upon in Hyp. 27.

2 Thuc. 2.44.4 “and be comforted by the fair fame of these your sons.”

3 In Hyp. 43 may be found ἀπηλλαγμένοι εἰσὶ νόσων καὶ λύπης, as Blass observes.

4 Annual sacrifices were performed at the public sepulchre in Athens. They were followed by athletic contests.

5 Thuc. 2.43.3 “for the whole world is the sepulchre of famous men.”

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