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Reflect therefore that Nicophemus and Aristophanes were put to death without trial,1 before anyone could come to their aid as the proof of their guilt was being made out. For nobody even saw them again after their arrest, since their bodies were not even delivered for burial: so awful has their calamity been that, in addition to the rest, they have suffered this privation also.

1 On a summary impeachment allowed in special cases of treason or embezzlement.

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