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Nevertheless, although it is so plain that by his mother's oath and the simplicity of him who tendered the oath to her, he has obtained a father and established his birth in the tribe Acamantis, instead of Hippothontis, the defendant Boeotus is not content with this, but has actually entered two or three suits against me for money, in addition to the malicious and baseless actions which he brought against me before. And yet I think you all know what sort of a man of business my father was.1

1 He was so poor a man of business that after his death his heirs had to pay off indebtedness incurred by him.

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