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[16] What if the name be involved in the filing of any other suit, or, in general, in any unpleasant scandal? Who, among people at large, will know which of the two it is, when there are two Mantitheuses having the same father? Suppose, again, that he should be prosecuted for evasion of military service, and should be serving as chorister when he ought to be abroad with the army—as, a while ago, when the rest went over to Tamynae,1 he was left behind here keeping the feast of Pitchers,2 and remained here and served in the chorus at the Dionysia,3 as all of you who were at home saw;

1 A town in Euboea.

2 This name was given to the second day of the festival Anthesteria, held in February-March.

3 Service in the chorus at the Dionysiac festival would entitle the individual to exemption from the military for the time being—an easy way out for the “slacker.”

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