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Further, mark the effrontery and impudence of the witness himself, who has claimed for himself Euctemon's daughter1 as being an heiress and a fifth part2 of Euctemon's estate as being adjudicable, while he has given evidence that Euctemon has a legitimate son. In doing so does he not clearly convict himself of having given false evidence? For obviously, if Euctemon had a legitimate son, his daughter could not be heiress or the estate adjudicable. To prove, then, that he made these claims, the clerk shall read you the depositions.“Depositions

1 Namely, the widow of Chaeres, cf. Isaeus 6.51.

2 The words πέμπτου μέρους are certainly corrupt: there is no reason in law why a fifth part should have been claimed. No satisfactory emendation has been proposed.

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