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[99] How will you make your way to the Sanctuary of the Mother-goddess,1 if you wish to do so? For surely you will never go individually to consult the laws as if they were still valid, unless you have now collectively confirmed them before you depart. How on the first of each month will you climb the Acropolis and pray for blessings on the State and on yourselves, when the defendant and his worthy father are registered there,2 and you have given your verdict clean against your oaths and the documents there preserved?

1 Where copies of all Athenian laws were deposited for reference.

2 See Dem. 25.4.

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