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[…] he [Cimon] always went attended by two or three young companions, very well clad; and if he met with an elderly citizen in a poor habit, one of these would change clothes with the decayed citizen, which was looked upon as very nobly done. He enjoined them, likewise, to carry a considerable quantity of coin about them, which they were to convey silently into the hands of the better class of poor men, as they stood by them in the market-place.


Source:

Plutarch, John Dryden, and Arthur Hugh Clough. "Cimon." Plutarch's Lives. New York: Modern Library, 2001. 650. Print.


Further Reading:

Κίμων (Cimon or Kimon)

>[…] he [**Cimon**] always went attended by two or three young companions, very well clad; and if he met with an elderly citizen in a poor habit, one of these would change clothes with the decayed citizen, which was looked upon as very nobly done. He enjoined them, likewise, to carry a considerable quantity of coin about them, which they were to convey silently into the hands of the better class of poor men, as they stood by them in the market-place. _____________________ **Source:** Plutarch, John Dryden, and Arthur Hugh Clough. "Cimon." *Plutarch's Lives*. New York: Modern Library, 2001. 650. Print. _____________________ **Further Reading:** [Κίμων (Cimon or Kimon)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimon)

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