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[41] When the husbands of two of the sisters tried to obtain possession of their fortune, he imprisoned the husband of the eldest of them by walling him up1 and by a plot deprived him of his civic rights, and though he was indicted for outrage he has not yet been punished. As for the husband of the next sister, he ordered a slave to kill him and smuggled away the murderer, and then threw the guilt upon his sister,

1 The reading οἰκοδομήσας is supported by Hippocration, s.v. (i.q.κατακλεῖν εἰς οἴκημα), but the meaning is uncertain. Possibly Diocles forcibly detained his brother-in-law from performing some duty to the state and thus caused his disenfranchisement.

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