DEMETRIUS. Demetrius, while he was besieging Rhodes,
found in one of the suburbs the picture of Ialysus made
by Protogenes the painter. The Rhodians sent a herald to
him, beseeching him not to deface the picture. I will
sooner, said he, deface my father's statues, than such a
picture. When he made a league with the Rhodians, he
left behind him an engine, called the City Taker, that it
might be a memorial of his magnificence and of their courage.
When the Athenians rebelled, and he took the city,
which had been distressed for want of provision, he called
an assembly and gave them corn. And while he made a
speech to them concerning that affair, he spoke improperly; and when one that sat by told him how the word
ought to be spoken, he said: For this correction I bestow
upon you five thousand bushels more.