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[6] There is also this other reason, that those who reward an undeserving individual may be credited with some degree of artlessness,1 but those who never requite their benefactors are charged with baseness. Just so far as it is better to be thought artless than unscrupulous, it is more honorable to repeal this law than to enact it.

1 εὐήθειαhas many shades of meaning from simplicity to folly. Here the contrast withκακίαshows that the milder sense predominates; not so in Dem. 20.145.

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