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[28] so that it is much more fitting that they should claim to receive the estate by gift than Chariades. The latter, when he resided here, was first caught in the act of theft and thrown into prison; he was subsequently released with certain other criminals by the Eleven,1 all of whom you publicly condemned to death,2 and, having been again denounced to the Council as a malefactor, he absconded and did not appear to answer the charge,

1 The police-magistrates of Athens.

2 The context seems to imply that these magistrates were tried and condemned for allowing prisoners to escape, but nothing is known of the circumstance.

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