His enemies asserted that he died in a low tavern in consequence of a drunken debauch of some days' duration.
debauch men 's minds, and harden them to every feeling of humanity!
He also posed as an author and patron of literature; his poems, severely criticized by Philoxenus, were hissed at the Olympic games; but having gained a prize for a tragedy on the Ransom of Hector at the Lenaea at Athens, he was so elated that he engaged in a debauch which proved fatal.
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