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[5] They betrayed their sentiments at the trial; for, although my opponent made no argument whatever on the merits of the case, and did nothing but decry my “cleverness” of speech1 and indulge in extravagant nonsense about my wealth and the number of my pupils, they imposed the trierarchy upon me.

Now, I bore that expense in such a manner as is becoming to those who are neither too much upset by such things nor altogether reckless or even careless about money.

1 It was a favorite device in the Athenian Courts to warn the jury against the adversary as δεινὸς λέγειν. Cf. Plat. Apol. 17b.

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