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[2] And in general, as Theophrastus tells us, while the man was strictly just in his private relations to his fellow-citizens, in public matters he often acted in accordance with the policy which his country had adopted, feeling that this required much actual injustice. For instance, he says that when the question of removing the moneys of the confederacy from Delos to Athens,1 contrary to the compacts, was being debated, and even the Samians proposed it, Aristides declared that it was unjust, but advantageous.

1 454 B.C.

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