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[31] Yet it is a constant habit of his to say that it is unfair, when his father on returning home received gifts from the people,1 that he should find himself unjustly discredited on account of his father's exile. But in my opinion it would be monstrous if, after depriving the father of those gifts as having been unjustly bestowed, you should acquit this man, though a wrongdoer, on the ground of good service done to the city by his father.

1 In 407 B.C., when he was welcomed back to a brief popularity on the strength of his friendship with the Persian satrap Tissaphernes.

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