He accepts art from Poet and Painter, and a jewel from the Jeweller, but by the end of Act 1, he has given that away to another friend.
Timon's servant, Lucilius, has been wooing the daughter of an old Athenian.
The man is angry, but Timon pays him three talents in exchange for the couple being allowed to marry, because the happiness of his servant is worth the price.
Timon is told that his friend, Ventidius, is in debtors' prison.
He sends money to pay Ventidius's debt, and Ventidius is released and joins the banquet. The guests are entertained by a masque, followed by dancing.
James Brown, of firm JMW, said: 'It amounts to nothing short of a call to action …
[It] underlines how there is no limit on when someone can make a claim.
It doesn't matter whether you divorce in your 20s and return with a claim when you're 80.'Ms Reeves added that Mishcon would try to win a costs order against Mr Vince to cover its fees, which have so far swallowed up all but £2,539 of the £125,000 awarded to Ms Wyatt in the earlier court hearing.'For my part the passing of time is extremely prejudicial, it's been so long that there are no records …
it's hard to defend yourself in such circumstances.
Indeed, the delay itself has enabled the claim, because there is no paperwork in existence.'He added: 'I feel that we all have a right to move on and not be looking over our shoulders.
This could signal open season for people who had brief relationships a quarter of a century ago.
It's mad in my opinion.' Ecotricity has earned Mr Vince considerable wealth and he spent almost £1million building his electric supercar, Nemesis, from a second hand second-hand Lotus Exige.
It can reach speeds of up to 170mph Mr Vince received an OBE at Buckingham Palace in 2004 for services to the environment.
Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens) is a play by William Shakespeare, published in the First Folio (1623) and probably written in collaboration with another author, most likely Thomas Middleton, in about 1605–1606.
It is about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon (and probably influenced by the philosopher of the same name).
Along with a Fool, he attacks Timon's creditors when they show up to make their demands for immediate payment.
Timon cannot pay, and sends out his servants to make requests for help from those friends he considers closest.
Timon's servants are turned down, one by one, by Timon's false friends, two giving lengthy monologues as to their anger with them.
Elsewhere, one of Alcibiades's junior officers has reached an even further point of rage, killing a man in "hot blood." Alcibiades pleads with the Senate for mercy, arguing that a crime of passion should not carry as severe a sentence as premeditated murder.
The senators disagree, and, when Alcibiades persists, banish him forever. The act finishes with Timon discussing with his servants the revenge he will carry out at his next banquet.
The central character is a well beloved citizen of Athens who through tremendous generosity spends his entire fortunes on corrupt hangers-on only interested in getting the next payout.
The earliest known production of the play was in 1674, when Thomas Shadwell wrote an adaptation under the title The History of Timon of Athens, The Man-hater.
In the beginning, Timon is a wealthy and generous Athenian gentleman.
He hosts a large banquet, attended by nearly all the main characters.
Timon gives away money wastefully, and everyone wants to please him to get more, except for Apemantus, a churlish philosopher whose cynicism Timon cannot yet appreciate.
She has taken jobs picking fruit, and since the mid-1990s has lived largely on benefits. They were 16 years of real hardship for her and her family. Lord Wilson added: 'Unwisely, Miss Wyatt has pitched her claim at £1.9million and it is obvious …
Her current home is a former council house in Monmouth, south Wales, bought on a mortgage for £60,000 under right-to-buy laws. that an award approaching that size is out of the question. Supreme Court judges – Lady Hale, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Hughes and Lord Hodge – said Appeal judges had been wrong to throw Ms Wyatt's original case out on the basis she had no reasonable grounds, in 2013.
They lived from hand to mouth.'As a result, the case should now be reconsidered by a family court, he said.
The justices said under the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act, a family judge in a divorce case must consider who has cared for the home and any children.
Lawyers said the case would encourage copycat claims.
As the party winds down, Timon continues to give things away to his friends; his horses, and other possessions.
The act is divided rather arbitrarily into two scenes but the experimental and/or unfinished nature of the play is reflected in that it does not naturally break into a five-act structure. Flavius, Timon's steward, is upset by the way Timon has spent his wealth, overextending his munificence by showering patronage on the parasitic writers and artists, and delivering his dubious friends from their financial straits; this he tells Timon when he returns from a hunt.
Timon is upset that he has not been told this before, and begins to vent his anger on Flavius, who tells him that he has tried repeatedly in the past without success, and now he is at the end; Timon's land has been sold.
Shadowing Timon is another guest at the banquet: the cynical philosopher Apemantus, who terrorises Timon's shallow companions with his caustic raillery.
He was the only guest not angling for money or possessions from Timon.