When all the claims had been heard before the archon,
and the cases were due to be tried in court, the defendant Olympiodorus and I
were wholly unprepared for an immediate trial because those who had suddenly
appeared as claimants were so many. However, in view of the situation that had
developed, we looked into things jointly to see if in any way a postponement
could be brought about for the present, so that we might get ourselves ready for
the trial at our leisure.