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[54] Then again, an extensive message would have had to be written down, as its length would have prevented the bearer remembering it. But this one was brief enough to deliver—“The man is dead.” Moreover, bear in mind that the note contradicted the slave tortured, and the slave the note. The slave stated under torture that he had committed the murder himself,1 whereas the note when opened revealed the fact that I was the murderer.

1 The speaker forgets that he denied this in Antiph. 5.39.

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