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You hear, men of the jury. He declares that he owes upon the land to Pamphilus and Pheidoleus of Rhamnus1 jointly a talent, and to Aeantides of Phlyus2 four thousand drachmae, and to Aristomenes of Anagyrus3 fourteen minae. Why, then, Phaenippus, when I asked you in the presence of witnesses whether you owed anything on your farm, and bade you show me the pillar of mortgage, if one were set up anywhere upon it, and and adjured you not to have any fictitious creditors to be brought to light later on to my prejudice—why, pray, did you not reveal any of these debts then? And why, when you have been a month late in giving me your declaration, though the law bids that it be given within three days, have creditors and debts for more than three talents now come on the scene?

1 Rhamnus was a deme of the tribe Aeantis.

2 Phlyus was a deme of the tribe Cecropis.

3 Anagyrus was a deme of the tribe Erectheïs.

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