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 No doubt I have omitted much that might be said of Evagoras: for I am past my prime of life,1 in which I should have worked out this eulogy with greater finish and diligence. Nevertheless, even at my age, to the best of my ability he has not been left without his encomium. For my part, Nicocles, I think that while effigies of the body are fine memorials, yet likenesses of deeds and of the character are of far greater value,2 and these are to be observed only in discourses composed according to the rules of art.