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It is said, for instance, that once when the assembly was in session, the people sat out on the Pnyx a long while waiting for him to address them, and that late in the day he came in all garlanded for dinner and asked them to adjourn the assembly to the morrow. ‘I'm busy to-day,’ he said, ‘I'm going to entertain some guests, and have already sacrificed to the gods.’ The Athenians burst out laughing, then rose up and dissolved the assembly.

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