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καὶ οἱ μετέχοντες...ψεύδεσθαι] ‘Those who share the danger’ (with the person for whom they give evidence, i. e. are liable to the penalties of ψευδομαρτυρία, as the other is to those of the offence with which he is charged) ‘if they be suspected of falsehood’, sc. πρόσφατοί εἰσι, are reckoned amongst ‘recent’ or contemporary witnesses. That they are so is shewn by their actual presence in court, and the risk they consequently run. See Introd. p. 196, for the explanation of the remainder of the section. δόξωσιν. ‘quia si credantur etiam mendaces falsique, non tantum si fuerint, plectuntur.’ Victorius.

With εἰ συμφέρον ἀσύμφορον, which recognises this kind of ἄτεχνος πίστις as available also in deliberative speaking, comp. § 3, and the note.

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