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I wish now, men of the jury, to instruct you in detail also regarding the other claims which I make. They received from the wife of Polyeuctus a bowl, which they pawned together with some pieces of jewelry, and this they have not redeemed and brought into the general account, as Demophilus, to whom it was pawned, will testify. They have also some stuff for hangings,1 which they received, but they do not account for this either; and many more articles of the same sort. And finally, although my wife advanced a mina of silver and expended it on her father's behalf for the feast of the dead,2 the defendant refuses to contribute his share even of this; nay, what he has received he keeps; of other items he receives his due portion; but these claims he thus openly refuses to meet.

Now that these matters too may not be left neglected, take, please, the depositions regarding them all.“ Depositions

1 The word literally means “tent,” and it is so rendered by some scholars in this passage. Harpocration takes it to mean “a parasol.”

2 Properly, “the Nemeseia,” a festival celebrated every year on the fifth day of the month Boedromion (September).

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