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[32] Yes, he says, for the agreement bade me pay the cash to the shipowner.1 But it did not prevent you from summoning witnesses, or from delivering the letters! The parties here present2 drew up two agreements with you in the matter of the loan, showing that they greatly distrusted you, but you assert that without a single witness you paid the gold to the shipowner, although you well know that an agreement against yourself was deposited at Athens with my colleague here!

1 This is best explained by assuming that the contract gave Phormio the right to pay the money to Lampis in Bosporus, if he did not ship a return cargo to Athens.

2 The reference is not wholly clear. It may be that others than Chrysippus and his partner had contributed to the sum lent to Phormio.

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