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A Poet Painter and Jeweler come to Timons house hoping to sell him their wares for Timon is a very generous man Timon enters He learns from a messenger that his friend Ventidius is in jail so he sends money to pay for his freedom He helps out several other citizens in need and gladly accepts the works of the Poet and Painter and the jewels of the Jeweler Apemantus comes to Timons house refuses a greeting and scorns Timons flatterers Alcibiades arrives and Timon greets him Timon throws a feast at his home and all his friends are in attendance Apemantus declares he has come merely to be an observer of the villainous flatterers who fill Timons house Timon speaks of his fondness for his friends and the pleasure he finds in giving them gifts all without expectation of a return Timons servant Flavius worries that Timon will run out of money if he keeps being so generous Most of Athenss citizens are amazed that Timon continues to be so generous as it seems to them that Timon must have some magical power to possess such an unending bounty Three creditors friends of Timon who lend him money call their debts due and send servants to Timons door with bills in hand Timon tries to dismiss them but they wont be sent away Timon asks Flavius why he has creditors at the door and Flavius explains that Timon has no money and is in debt Timon orders him to sell his land but it is already mortgaged Timon asks why Flavius never told him about the state of his affairs before and Flavius insists that he had tried but Timon always refused to listen Flavius says that everyone loved Timon but when his finances are gone those who praised him will abandon him too Timon doesnt believe him and sends servants to ask his friends for loans but Flavius says
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