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Why, surely anyone, gentlemen, before the amounts of the two had been revealed, would have thought that the property of Nicophemus was a mere fraction of that of Conon. Now, Aristophanes had acquired a house with land for more than five talents, had produced dramas on his own account and on his father's at a cost of five thousand drachmae,1 and had spent eighty minae2 on equipping warships;

1 50 minae.

2 1 talent and 20 minae.

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