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[3] This vexed the Athenians, who thought that Phocion despised and looked down upon the native customs. And once Demades said to him: ‘Phocion, why shouldn't we try to persuade the Athenians to adopt the Spartan polity? For if thou sayest the word, I am ready to introduce and support the requisite law.’ But Phocion replied: ‘Indeed it would very well become thee, with so strong a scent of ointment upon thee, and wearing such a mantle as thine, to recommend to the Athenians the public mess-halls of the Spartans, and to extol Lycurgus.’

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