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[20] she accused him, first, of approaching her after the funeral, and then told how at last she became his messenger; how my wife in time was persuaded, and by what means she procured his entrances, and how at the Thesmophoria1, while I was in the country, she went off to the temple with his mother. And the girl gave an exact account of everything else that had occurred.

1 A festival in honor of Demeter, celebrated by Athenian matrons in October.

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