Now as to whether Phormio tendered me
this challenge or not, and whether the will is genuine or spurious I say nothing
as yet; I will discuss these matters before you presently; but I will take up
the testimony they have given, that I refused to open the document. I would have
you look at the matter in this way—what reason would anyone have had
for refusing to open it? In order, one may say, that the will might not be shown
to the jury.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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