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[3] Afterwards, however, seeing that they would not desist, but continued their clamour, he ordered the herald to make proclamation that every man in Athens under sixty years of age should take provisions for five days and follow him at once from the assembly. Thereupon a great tumult arose, the elderly men leaping to their feet and shouting their dissent. ‘It is no hardship,’ said Phocion, ‘for I who am to be your general am in my eightieth year.’ For the time being this checked them and changed their purpose.

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