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[6] Now my conversation just mentioned had been held at Philius's bank: yet Ctesicles and his follow-officers,1 on a report from somebody that I was abusing them, although the terms of the law only forbid the abuse of a magistrate at session of his court,—decided unlawfully to punish me. They imposed the fine, but instead of attempting to exact it, at the expiration of their term of office they recorded it on a register which they handed over to the clerks of the Treasury2

1 i.e., the generals, who made the selection of men for military service.

2 In the temple of Pallas on the Acropolis.

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