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[2] This service was an ignoble one in itself, but it acquired additional disgrace from the completed tomb. For this is still to be seen in Hermus, on the road from Athens to Eleusis, and it has nothing worthy of the large sum of thirty talents which Charicles is said to have charged Harpalus for the work.1And yet after the death of Harpalus himself,2 his daughter was taken up by Charicles and Phocion and educated with every care.

1 See Pausanias, i. 37, 5, with Frazer's notes. Pausanias speaks of it as ‘the best worth seeing of all ancient Greek tombs.’

2 Antipater demanded his surrender by the Athenians, and Harpalus fled to Crete, where he was assassinated.

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