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1 i.e., （1） The slave could have been cited as a witness in court. （2） It is a criminal offence to put to death a slave belonging to someone else. （3） Anyone who commits such an act can be prosecuted for murder. （2） is of course a deliberate distortion of the facts, as the slave in question had become the property of the prosecution by purchase （cf. 47）; and with it （3） loses its force.