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[129] And he did this, not after he had grown old and had taken his pleasure in the good things at hand, but in the prime of his manhood, it is said, he gave over the state to the people to govern,1 while he himself risked his life without ceasing for the benefit of Athens and of the rest of the Hellenes.

1 For Theseus as the author of the spirit of the Athenian polity see Isoc. 10.35-37.

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