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[2] And his fears on this score were the chief reason, in my opinion, why he compromised his case against the man he hated for a sum of money:
For he was not at all a sweet-tempered man or
of gentle mood,
1 but vehement and violent in his requitals. However, seeing that it was no mean task and one beyond his power to overthrow a man like Meidias, who was well hedged about with wealth, oratory and friends, he yielded to those who interceded in his behalf.

1 IIiad, xx. 467, of Achilles.

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