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[24] And it happened by a piece of good luck that you were persuaded by the politicians to despatch troops into Acarnania,1 and the defendant Olympiodorus was among those called to service, and he departed with the others on the expedition. Thus had come about, as we thought, an excellent ground for postponement, the defendant being abroad on military service.

1 Acarnania was a state on the west coast of Greece, north of the Gulf of Corinth.

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