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[7] They offered as witnesses to the truth of these statements the pilots and many others among their ship-companions. With such arguments they were on the point of persuading the Assembly, and many of the citizens rose and wanted to give bail for them; it was decided, however, that the matter should be postponed to another meeting of the Assembly (for1 by that time it was late in the day and they could not have distinguished the hands in the voting), and that the Senate should draft and bring in a proposal2 regarding the manner in which the men should be tried.

1 406 B.C.

2 Athenian procedure required in general that a matter should first be considered by the Senate, whose προβούλεύμα, or preliminary resolution, was then referred to the Assembly for final action.

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