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[4] in order that they may not continue erect and inviolate in the path of honour and so attain a better portion after death than the spirits themselves. But this subject must be reserved for discussion elsewhere, and in this, the twelfth book1 of my Parallel Lives, I shall begin with that of the elder man.

1 The Pericles was part of the tenth "book" (chapter ii. 3), the Demosthenes part of the fifth (chapter iii. 1). The ordinary arrangement of the Lives purely arbitrary.

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