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After this will you regard the testimony of Nicodemus as more worthy of credence than the evidence provided by our uncle's own acts?1 And will anyone attempt to persuade you that our uncle made a legal marriage with this woman who was a common courtezan? No, you will never, I am sure, believe it unless Nicodemus can explain the following points, which I mentioned at the beginning of my speech;

1 ἐκμαρτυρία, which is strictly a technical term meaning a deposition taken in writing outside the court, is here rhetorically used for the evidence of a person's acts.

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