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4. Against the Sons of Hippokrates

4. Against the Sons of Hippokrates.—A guardian is here defending himself against a charge of malversation in his trust which had been brought against him by his wards. Dionysios1 places an extract from the opening of this speech beside a defence written by Isaeos for a guardian; and remarks upon the difference between the styles in which they respectively resent the imputation. The client of Isaeos uses elaborate phrases; the client of Lysias speaks like a plain man, expressing a natural sense of hardship at the recompense which his wards are giving him.

1 De Isaeo c. 6.

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