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[9] And yet what ought he to possess who is worthy of the highest eulogies?1 Must he not manifestly be loved by the gods and among men be admired, for some qualities on his own account, for others because of his good fortune? Now the longer list of your virtuous qualities it will perhaps be fitting to describe summarily later on, but the praise I have to utter for each of the gifts of Fortune I shall now try to declare with truthfulness.

1 These identical words are found in Isoc. 16.30.

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