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1 We must assume that Deinias, when called upon, refused to swear to the deposition which was read （whether the deposition given in the text is authentic or not cannot be determined with certainty）. He must, therefore, have taken the oath of disclaimer （ἐξωμοσία）, although this is not stated in the text. Apollodorus asserts that Deinias took this course for fear that by swearing to the deposition he would work harm to his kinsman Stephanus. We must be content to confess our ignorance of his reasons.
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