Many people have come to me, gentlemen of the jury, in surprise at my accusing the corn-dealers in the Council, and telling me that you, however sure you are of their guilt, none the less regard those who deliver speeches about them as slander-mongers.1 I therefore propose to speak first of the grounds on which I have found it necessary to accuse them.
1 i.e., men who, knowing the dealers were unpopular, brought charges against them hoping to be bought off. Cf. Lys. 24.2, note.
Lysias. Lysias with an English translation by W.R.M. Lamb, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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