[80] Again in his deme, since he possessed the fortune of three talents, he would have been obliged on behalf of this wedded wife of his to entertain the wives of his fellow-demesmen at the Thesmophoria,1 and to perform for her the other offices which the possession of such a fortune entails. It shall therefore be made clear to you that nothing of the kind has ever been done. The members of his ward have already given you their evidence; take now and read the deposition of Pyrrhus's fellow-demesmen.“Deposition

1 A festival in honor of Demeter and Persephone. The argument is particularly effective, since women of evil life were rigorously excluded from this festival (cf. Isaeus 6.49-50.)

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