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[4] And he himself claims the credit for this in the following words—
For to the common people I gave so much power as is sufficient,
Neither robbing them of dignity, nor giving them too much,
And those who had power, and were marvelously rich,
Even for these I contrived that they suffered no harm
I stood with a mighty shield in front of both classes,
And suffered neither of them to prevail unjustly.

1 Fragment 5 (Bergk); Aristotle, Const. of Athens., xii. 1; cf. also ix. 1 f.

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