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[48] Then Callias,1 son of Hipponicus, just after his father's death, was thought to have more in his possession than any other Greek, and the story goes that his grandfather valued his own property at two hundred talents; yet his ratable property stands today at less than two talents. And you all know how Cleophon2 for many years had all the affairs of the State in his hands, and was expected to have got a great deal by his office; but when he died this money was nowhere to be found,

1 A wealthy patron of Sophists; cf. Plato, Protagoras.

2 Cf. Lys. 13.7, note.

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