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He held the office of auditor, and did the state serious injury by taking bribes from office holders who had been dishonest,1 though his specialty was the blackmailing of innocent men who were to appear before the auditing board. He held a magistracy in Andros, which he bought for thirty minas, borrowing the money at nine obols on the mina,2 and thus he made your allies a ready source of supply for his own lusts. And in his treatment of the wives of free men he showed such licentiousness as no other man ever did. Of these men I call no one into court to testify publicly to his own misfortune, which he has chosen to cover in silence, but I leave it to you to investigate this matter.
1 The Athenian constitution provided for a rigorous system of accounting by all public officers at the close of their year of office. Not only their handling of public funds, but every official act, was passed upon by a board of state auditors （Λογισταί）. The findings of the auditors were subject to review by a court.
2 The 9 obols is the interest per month, 1.5 drachmas on the hundred drachmas, or 18 percent per year. Ordinary interest rates ran from 12 percent to 18 percent.
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