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There are advocates appointed to defend the law, and very able speakers they are; Leodamas of Acharnae, Aristophon of Hazenia, Cephisodotus of Ceramicus, and Dinias of Herchia.1 Let me tell you, then, how you may reasonably retort upon them, and do you consider whether the retort is fair.2 Take Leodamas first. It was he who impeached the grant to Chabrias,3 which included among other things the gift of immunity, and when his case came before you, he lost it.

1 These were the four advocates nominated by the people, with Leptines as a fifth, to defend the law. Aristophon, the best known, was the leading Athenian statesman before the rise of Eubulus. He was now nearly eighty years old, and could boast that he had been 75 times defendant in a γραφὴ παρανόμων and had always acquitted.

2 Demosthenes suggests that the personal record of the advocates should lead the jury to reject their arguments.

3 See Dem. 20.77.

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