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How this woman and myself conducted ourselves toward Thrasylochus and Sopolis you have, in the main heard; but perhaps they will have recourse to the one argument which remains to them—that Thrasyllus, the father of this woman, will feel that he is being dishonored (if the dead have any perception of happenings in this world)1 when he sees his daughter being deprived of her fortune and me becoming the heir of what he had acquired.2

1 A frequent sentiment in Greek literature; cf. Isoc. 14.61 and Isoc. 9.2.

2 This passage is interesting as an example of an orator's anticipation( anticipatio or προκατάληψις) of an opponent's argument.

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