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[5] My father's death happened before the entries were made on the register of the demesmen,1 but the defendant went and enrolled himself on the register as Mantitheus, instead of Boeotus. How great a wrong he did in this—to me, in the first place, but also to you—I shall show, as soon as I have brought forward witnesses to prove my assertions.“ Witnesses

1 Enrollment on the register of the deme marked the beginning of a young man's political life. It took place when he reached the age of eighteen.

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