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It was after this, then, that Philoctemon died by the enemy's hands while commanding a trireme off Chios.1 Some time later Euctemon informed his sons-in-law that he wished to make a written record of his arrangement with his son and place it in safe place. Phanostratus was on the point of setting out with Timotheus2 in command of a trireme, and his ship lying at anchor at Munychia,3 and his brother-in-law Chaereas was there bidding him farewell. Euctemon, taking certain persons with him, came to where the ship was anchored, and having drawn up a document detailing the conditions under which he introduced the child, deposited it in the presence of those men with his relative Pythodorus of Cephisia.

1 Probably about 376 B.C.

2 This expedition under Timotheus probably took place in 375 or 373 B.C.

3 A small harbor on the east of the Peiraic peninsula in which part of the Athenian navy was docked.

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