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These, then, are the acts of which I thought proper to take no account. Not long after this, however, one evening, when I was taking a walk, as my custom was, in the agora with Phanostratus of Cephisia,1 a man of my own age,2 Ctesias, the son of the defendant, passed by me in a drunken state opposite the Leocorion,3 near the house of Pythodorus. At sight of us he uttered a yell, and, saying something to himself, as a drunken man does, in an unintelligible fashion, passed on up, toward Melitê.4 Gathered together there for a drinking bout, as we afterwards learned, at the house of Pamphilus the fuller, were the defendant Conon, a certain Theotimus, Archeblades, Spintharus, son of Eubulus, Theogenes, son of Andromenes, and a number of others. Ctesias made them all get up, and proceeded to the agora.

1 Cephisia, a deme of the tribe Erectheïs.

2 This suggests that they were in the same military age-class, and may have been together in camp at Panactum.

3 This was a monument erected in honor of the three daughters of Leos, whom, in obedience to an oracle, their father had sacrificed for the safety of their country.

4 Melitê was a hilly district in the western part of Athens, its entrance from the agora being through the hollow between the extremity of the Areopagus and the Κολωνὸς Ἀγοραῖος.

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