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[9] Pyrrhus of Lamptra declared that the property had been consecrated by Nicostratus to Athena but that it had been given him by Nicostratus himself.1 Ctesias of Besa and Cranaus at first asserted that Nicostratus had been condemned to pay them a talent; when they could not prove this, they pretended that he was their freedman;2 they were no better able to prove their statement.

1 The meaning is perhaps that Pyrrhus claimed a life-interest in the estate.

2 If a freedman died without issue, his property could, under certain circumstances, be claimed by his former master.

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