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1 That is, at 12 percent, as above. Demosthenes is liberal indeed in his allowances. The entire sum of seventy-seven minae is crossed off as balanced by expenditures; the interest on four talents for ten years is set down as four talents forty minae, instead of four talents forty-eight minae, so that the total amount becomes eight talents and forty minae. From this there are deducted the moneys paid to him （thirty-one minae） and those paid in taxes （set down as thirty minae, instead of eighteen） and the balance （roughly, eight talents less one talent）, is reckoned as seven talents.
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