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[10] As you see, there is no doubt about the circumstances of the murder; suspicion points plainly to the defendant;1 and the evidence of the slave is to be trusted so how can you in fairness acquit him? And if you acquit him unfairly, it is not upon us that the dead man's curse will lie; it is upon you that he will bring disquiet.2

1 Lit.: “the tracks left by suspicion lead in the direction of the defendant.” ὑποψία is half personified and regarded as itself moving towards the person upon whom it is to settle. Cf. τὰ ἴχνη τοῦ φόνου in Antiph. 2.4.10.

2 See Introduction.

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