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[29] Yes; thanks to you, who wished to deprive us of his testimony, and to be able yourselves to say against him whatever you please. For if the judgement by default had not been of your own contriving, you would at the same time have called him before the Polemarch, and have had him put under bail; and, if he had appointed sureties, he would have been forced to remain, or you would have had persons from whom you could recover damages; if he had not given bail, he would have gone to prison.1

1 The word οἴκημα, “lodging,” is used as a euphemism for δεσμωτήριον, “prison.” Cf. Dem. 56.4

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