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My age, gentlemen, is thirty-two, and your return to the city1 was nineteen years ago. It will be seen, therefore, that I was thirteen when my father was put to death by the Thirty. At that age I neither knew what an oligarchy was, nor would have been able to rescue him from the wrong that he suffered.2

1 403 B.C.

2 The speaker was thus too young either to be implicated in the political murder of his father or to aid in his protection.

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