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[15] Again, my sisters he refused to certain very wealthy men who were willing to take them without dowries, because he judged them to be of inferior birth: he preferred to bestow one upon Philomelus of Paeania,1 whom most men regard as an honorable rather than a wealthy man, and the other upon a man who was reduced to poverty by no misdemeanor,—his nephew, Phaedrus2 of Myrrhinous,3—and with her a dowry of forty minae; and he later gave her to Aristophanes with the same sum.

1 A township of Attica.

2 The same person who appears in Plato's Phaedrus and Symposium.

3 A township of Attica.

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