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§§ 20, 21. Having no just plea, he will pretend that his mother Plangon was entitled to the residue of her father's confiscated estate, and that my father actually received it, while my mother had no dower at all. But this is mere assertion; for he knows it would not suit his interest to admit that he is acting dishonestly.

τι ποτ᾽ ἄλλο sc. ὄνομα. See on § 1. There is a kind of pettishness in this reluctant admission that there really was some legal ground for disclaiming the name of Boeotus.

ἀληθινὴν ‘Genuine,’ opposed to πλαστὴν, ‘fictitious’: while ἀληθῆ is opposed to ψευδῆ.

περιιστάναι See Or. 37 § 39. The intransitive is more common, as τὸ πρᾶγμα περιέστη εἰς ὑπέρδεινον, &c. See Thuc. I 78 ἐς τύχας φιλεῖ περιίστασθαι. Or. 37 § 10 ὁρῶν τὸ πρᾶγμά μοι περιεστηκὸς εἰς ἄτοπον. The meaning seems to be, that he will try to make it appear that my mother's father had been proscribed (by the Thirty, probably); which in fact was the case with his mother's father. ‘He will try to shift the misfortunes of his own family on my shoulders.’ Kennedy.

τὰ περιγενόμενα What remained over and above the fine or debt to the treasury, for the payment of which the goods were confiscated. The term is used in Or. 35 § 13, for goods saved from a wreck.

ἐκ τοῦ βουλευτηρίου Whether generally or specially, after the dissolution of the Thirty, the Council had financial duties of this kind, may perhaps be questioned. But it was a rule of Athenian policy that the βουλὴ should have especial jurisdiction in all matters of finance. See Boeckh, P. Econ. p. 153—4 Lewis (2).

πλεῖν ἑκατὸν μνᾶς § 14. Of the Attic formula πλεῖν (not πλέον) Cobet has collected numerous examples in Var. Lect. p. 237.

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