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Now attend to another point that must not escape you. Perhaps Philippus will get up and defend the Council; perhaps too Antigenes and the checking-clerk1 and some others, who along with the defendant kept the Council-chamber as their private preserve, and who are the cause of the present discontents. Now you must all observe that their pretence is that they are supporting the cause of the Council, but really they will be fighting for their own interests, to support the audit which they have to render of their official acts.

1 The ἀντιγραφεὺς τῆς βου;ῆς checked all financial transactions with which the Council was concerned. He must be distinguished from the γραμματεύς , who dealt with the decrees. The two men named are unknown.

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