Many people have come to me, gentlemen of the jury, in surprise at my accusing the corn-dealers in the Council, and telling me that you, however sure you are of their guilt, none the less regard those who deliver speeches about them as slander-mongers.1 I therefore propose to speak first of the grounds on which I have found it necessary to accuse them.

1 i.e., men who, knowing the dealers were unpopular, brought charges against them hoping to be bought off. Cf. Lys. 24.2, note.

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