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[50] Why, you yourselves were told of late in the Assembly that Diotimus1 had got forty talents more from the ship-masters and merchants2 than he himself admitted; and when he rendered an account on his return, and was indignant at being slandered in his absence, nobody put that matter to the proof, although the State was in need of money,

1 An Athenian general, 388-387 B.C.

2 In return for the protection given them in their business by the general.

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