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[6] Philotas acknowledged his good intentions, but was far from supposing that a boy so young had the power to give away so much. After a little while, however, one of the slaves brought the beakers to him in a sack, and bade him put his seal upon it. And when Philotas protested and was afraid to take them, ‘You miserable man,’ said the fellow, ‘why hesitate? Don't you know that the giver is the son of Antony, and that he has the right to bestow so many golden vessels? ’

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