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I summon as my witnesses, Athenians, the awful goddesses and their abode, the heroes of the land, Athena Polias, and those other gods who have obtained our city and countryside as their home, to show that when the people has consigned to you for punishment one who, against his country's interests, has accepted a part of the <imported money>,1 one who has defiled and ruined the city's prosperity and betrayed that country which he claimed to have fortified by his diplomacy,2

1 The sense of this passage is clear, though the Greek wording leaves room for doubt.

2 An allusion to some words of Demosthenes in the speech on the Crown (Dem. 18.299).

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