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[17] then, after the soldiers had come back from Euboea, he was summoned on a charge of desertion, and I, as taxiarch of our tribe,1 was compelled to receive the summons, since it was against my name, that of my father being added; and if pay had been available for the juries,2 I should certainly have had to bring the case into court. If this had not occurred after the boxes3 had already been sealed, I should have brought you witnesses to prove it.

1 The taxiarchs were military officers, each in command of his tribe's contingent of hoplites.

2 Evidently shortage of funds might prevent the courts from sitting; and the Euboean campaign had depleted the treasury.

3 The ἐχῖνοι were receptacles in which the documents, etc., pertaining to the case were put under seal, to be opened only when the case was called. See note on Dem. 34.46

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