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 All these men were crowned by Athens with chaplets of gold,1 not because they were covetous of other people's possessions, but because they were honorable men and had spent large sums of their private fortunes upon the city.Suppose whatever you like as to the nature of my relations with them;
1 It was common in the fourth century for Athens to recognize public services in this way. Cf. the contest between Demosthenes and Aeschines On the Crown.