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In addition to all this, on the charge that, when I was on military service and had collected mercenaries with Ameinias1(seeing that I was well-provided with funds from other sources, and had collected from Mytilene from your proxenus2 Apollonides and the friends of our city three hundred Phocaic staters,3 and had spent that sum upon these troops, in order that a matter might be prosecuted which was of advantage to you and to them alike)—

1 Apparently an otherwise unknown commander of mercenary troops, under whom Mantitheus served as taxiarch.

2 A state representative in a foreign land, somewhat analogous to our consul.

3 The stater of Phocaea (a city on the coast of Ionia) was a gold coin somewhat heavier than the stater of Cyzicus (Dem. 34.23).

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