[47] In the first place, you preferred to possess our property rather than their glory, and wished to be called son of Dicaeogenes rather than of Harmodius,1 despising the right of dining in the town hall and disdaining the seats of honor and the immunities granted to the descendants of those heroes.2 Further, the great Aristogeiton and Harmodius were honored, not because of their birth but because of their bravery, of which you, Dicaeogenes, have no share.

1 i.e., was willing to be adopted into another family in order to inherit money.

2 The senior male representatives of the families of Harmodius andAristogeiton enjoyed the right to dine with the prytaneis in the town hall (θόλος), seats of honor at public functions, and certain immunities from taxation.

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