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The man, then, who at the first saved the family fortune, and rendered himself useful in many ways to this man's father, the man who has conferred upon Apollodorus himself all the benefits of which you have heard, he it is against whom the plaintiff seeks a judgement with such heavy damages, and thinks proper to cast out in ruin contrary to all right. For that, Apollodorus, is all that you could possibly accomplish. For, if you look closely at the property, you will see to whom it belongs, in case—which heaven forbid!—these jurymen are misled by you.1

1 The property of Phormio consisted chiefly in the money of the depositors which he had invested in diverse ways. If heavy damages were assessed against him, the depositors would at once demand their money, and such a run on the bank would be ruinous.

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