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Although this woman, then, was acknowledged beyond all question to be an alien, and although Stephanus had had the audacity to charge with adultery a man taken with her, these two, Stephanus and Neaera, came to such a pitch of insolence and shamelessness that they were not content with asserting her to be of Athenian birth; but observing that Theogenes, of Cothocidae,1 had been drawn by lot as king,2 a man of good birth, but poor and without experience in affairs, this Stephanus, who had assisted him at his scrutiny and had helped him meet his expenses when he entered upon his office, wormed his way into his favor, and by buying the position from him got himself appointed his assessor.3 He then gave him in marriage this woman, the daughter of Neaera, and betrothed her to him as being his own daughter; so utterly did he scorn you and your laws.

1 Cothocidae, a deme of the tribe Oeneïs. Since in Dem. 59.84 Theogenes is said to be from the deme Erchia, some have thought that in the present passage Κοθωκίδην may be a corruption of a patronymic, and not the name of a deme.

2 That is, as king-archon.

3 See note b on Dem. 58.32.

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