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ἵνα κ.τ.λ. ‘In order that, to whichever side of us the dower should appear to be due, that party might recover it from (the value of) the house; and that, if the defendants should put in a further claim to any of my father's effects, they might make inquiry respecting it from the slaves, as common property, either by torturing them or by looking into the matter in any other way they may please.’ The exact sense of ἐπιζητῶσι is rather obscure. Kennedy translates, ‘should these men want to search for any of our father's effects.’ It might be, that they supposed some property had been concealed, and that the slaves knew where it was; but it might also mean that (as in Or. 36 § 14) some small effects were claimed in addition to the property distributed, and that the slaves would be asked respecting the ownership. And this is the sense in which the term seems to be explained in the Argument, ἐὰν ἐπιζητῶσί τι τῶν ἔνδον.

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