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[11] Then, again, consider this, gentlemen,—for I believe that this man, from indolence and enervation, has not even gone up to attend the Areopagus1: you all know that in that place, when they try cases of murder, they do not use this term in making the sworn statements, but the one which was used for slandering me; the prosecutor swears that the other party has killed, and the defendant that he has not killed.

1 The speaker suggests that Theomnestus's ignorance shows that he has never attended a sitting of the Areopagus, the most august tribunal of Athens.

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