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The defendant Olympiodorus, then, is a person of this sort. He is not only dishonest, but in the opinion of all his relatives and friends is proved by the manner of life which he has adopted to be mentally deranged; to use the language of the lawgiver Solon, he is beside himself as no other man ever was, for he is under the influence of a woman who is a harlot. And Solon established a law1 that all acts shall be null and void which are done by anyone under the influence of a woman, especially of a woman of her stamp.

1 This law is cited in Dem. 46.14

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