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[241] But instead of that they bring their sons to me and are ready to pay me money, and are rejoiced when they see them spending their days in my society,1 while the sycophants are the men who speak evil of me and hale me into court. And who more than these sycophants would like to see many of our citizens corrupted and depraved, since they know that when they live among such characters they wield great power,2 whereas when they fall into the hands of honorable and intelligent men, they are doomed to destruction?

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