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[47] having broken the oaths he took on the Areopagus, in the names of the holy goddesses and the other deities by whom it is customary to swear there, and making himself accursed at every sitting of the Assembly. He has been proved to have taken bribes against Athens, has cheated the people and the council in defiance of the curse, professing views he does not hold, and in private has recommended to Aristarchus a course both cruel and unlawful.1 For these misdeeds, if there is any power to exact a just punishment from perjurers and criminals—as there surely is—this man shall pay today. Gentlemen of the jury, listen to the curse.2Curse

1 Cf. Din. 1.30 and note.

2 For the curse pronounced by the herald before each sitting of the Council and Assembly on all who might be acting treasonably against the state compare Lyc. 1.31.

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