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[35] But the truth is, I presume his one simple idea was that he must by fair means or foul lay claim to the property of others. And first he had the audacity to go and enroll himself on the assembly list1 of the Otrynians, although he was an Eleusinian, and managed to put this through; then, before his name was entered on the adult register2 of the Otrynians, he sought to claim a share in the public benefits in flagrant defiance of law, because of his greed for gain.

1 This was a list of all those who had the right to vote in the popular assembly (ἐκκλησία) .

2 This was the official list of the members of the deme, in which every young man who passed the scrutiny was registered when he reached the age of eighteen. Each deme had its own assembly, presided over by the demarch, or borough-president.

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