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Now that it is right, and is expedient and just that you should decide thus concerning the covenant of Amnesty not even Callimachus himself, I think, will gainsay; but he intends, I suppose, to bewail his present poverty and the misfortune which has befallen him and to say that his fate will be dreadful and cruel if now under the democracy he must pay the assessed fine for the money of which under the oligarchy he was deprived,1 and also if then because he possessed property he was forced to go into exile, yet now, at a time when he ought to get satisfaction for wrongs done him, he is to be deprived of his civic rights.2

1 If Callimachus lost the suit, he would be liable to a fine ( ἐπωβελία) of one-sixth of the sum at which the damages were laid.

2 If the fine should not be paid within the appointed period of time, Callimachus would lose his rights as a citizen.

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