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[37] Besides, you have to consider that, even if a man had distributed among his sons what he had not acquired but inherited from his father, he would have reserved a goodly share for himself1; for everyone would rather be courted by his children as a man of means than beg of them as a needy person.

1 Still more would this be the case if, like Conon's, his wealth had been acquired by his public services.

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