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Now as long as Eraton was alive, we duly received our interest and the terms of agreement were kept; but when he died, leaving three sons—Erasiphon, Eraton and Erasistratus,—these persons ceased to give us our rightful dues. During the war,1 of course, as there were no suits at law, we were unable to make them pay what they owed; but when peace was made, as soon as civil suits began to be tried, my father got permission to proceed against Erasistratus for the whole debt, as he alone of the brothers was resident here, and obtained a verdict against him in the archonship of Xenaenetus.2 I will produce to you witnesses of these facts also. Please call witnesses.“Witnesses

1 The time of the struggle between the thirty oligarchs and the democracy, between 404-403 B.C.

2 401-400 B.C.

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