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[22] Thus, when Xenocles went to our factory at the mines at Besa,1 he did not think it sufficient to rely on any chance person who happened to be there as witness regarding the eviction, but took with him from Athens Diophantus of Sphettus, who defended him in the former case, and Dorotheus of Eleusis,2 and his brother Philochares, and many other witnesses, having invited them to make a journey of nearly three hundred stades from here to there;

1 Besa is situated in the extreme south of Attica near Laurium. It appears that the estate of Pyrrhus included a factory at Besa and that Xenocles proceeded thither after the death of Pyrrhus in order to take possession of it: knowing that he would be forcibly prevented from doing so, he took with him witnesses of his eviction.

2 See Introduction.

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