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[20] Why, pray, do you keep on talking and crying out? From my silver mines, Phaenippus, I formerly by my own bodily toil and labor reaped a large profit. I confess it. But now I have lost all but a small portion of my gains. You, on the contrary, since you sell from your farm your barley at a price of eighteen drachmae and your wine at a price of twelve, are a rich man, naturally, for you make more than a thousand medimni1 of grain and above eight hundred measures2 of wine.

1 The medimnus was roughly equivalent to a bushel and a half.

2 The metretes was roughly equivalent to nine gallons.

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