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[126] And yet Pericles,1 who was the leader of the people before men of this stamp came into favor, taking over the state when it was less prudent than it had been before it obtained the supremacy, although it was still tolerably well governed, was not bent upon his own enrichment,2 but left an estate which was smaller than that which he received from his father, while he brought up into the Acropolis eight thousand talents,3 apart from the sacred treasures.

1 Isocrates' attitude towards Pericles is set forth at greater length in Isoc. 15.234.

2 Thucydides (ii. 65) calls him “incorruptible beyond suspicion.”

3 See Isoc. 8.69, note; Isoc. 15.234.

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