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finally—and most shameful of all—when the old man's name had been omitted at a revision of the list of pauper-pensioners, and he had laid a petition before the senate to have his dole restored, the defendant, who was a member of the senate, and one of the presiding officers that day, did not deign to speak for him, but let him lose his monthly pension.1 To prove the truth of what I say, call,if you please, Arignotus of Sphettus, and read his affidavit.“Affidavit”
1 Aeschines calls it the “prytany payment.” Probably the payment was made prytany by prytany, the prytany being one of the ten regular subdivisions of the civil year.
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