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My mother, men of the jury, was the daughter of Polyaratus, of Cholargus1, and sister of Menexenus, and Bathyllus and Periander. Her father gave her in marriage to Cleomedon, son of Cleon,2 adding a talent as her marriage-portion; and at the first she dwelt with him as his wife, and bore him three daughters and one son, Cleon. After this her husband died, and she left his family, receiving back her marriage-portion.

1 Cholargus was a deme of the tribe Acamantis.

2 The famous demagogue, known to us from Thucydides and Aristophanes.

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