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[45] Is there any need then for me to call up witnesses for you so far as these men are concerned or any of the others whom he has proposed as proxeni or citizens? I ask you in Athena's name: do you imagine that when he gladly accepts silver he would refuse twenty talents of gold? Do you think that though he takes money in dribblets, he would not accept as a lump sum so great a fee, or that the Areopagus, which spent six months inquiring over Demosthenes, Demades, and Cephisophon,1 has been unjust over the reports submitted to you?

1 This is probably the same Cephisophon, a politician of the time, as is mentioned by Demosthenes (Dem. 18.21 and Dem. 19.293).

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