reference to the special plea my argument is a brief one. For even the
defendants do not absolutely deny that a contract was made on your exchange1; but they claim that there exists no longer
any obligation on their part due to the contract, for they have done nothing
that contravenes the terms of the agreement.
1 The word rendered “exchange”
or “market,” may well designate merely the Peiraeus,
which was in a very real sense the ἐμπόριον of Athens.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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