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§§ 36, 37. Another unjust action he brought against me when I was on military service and raising money and recruits. He charged me with having extorted a sum of money from the state of Mytilene, and this he did in the interest of the then tyrant, and pretended it was a debt due to my father which I had made them pay. καὶ ὅτι (unless we should read ὅτε, which seems more natural) means ‘on the charge that,’ and is taken up by περὶ τούτων μοι δικάζεται, below. [εὐπορήσας is not joined with ξενολογήσας but is an explanatory participle. ‘Just because, being on military service and having recruited mercenaries with A. (inasmuch as I was well provided with money and had received, &c), I spent that sum upon those recruits, in order that, &c, he actually brings a suit against me on this score.’ Prof. Kennedy.] μετὰ Ἀμεινίου He seems to have been a strategus at the time; and perhaps (as the duty of a taxiarch was to raise troops, and draw up the military κατάλογος), Mantitheus then accompanied him as such. [A. Schaefer, Dem. III B 224, calls him ‘an enemy of Athens.’ Whether an Athenian or not, he was apparently a commander of mercenary troops in the service of Athens. Nothing is known about him. S.] εὐπορεῖν χρήματα ‘To raise money’ (an expression not strictly correct) is apparently here used in the same sense as εὐπορεῖν χρημάτων, ‘to have ready-money at command.’ Cf. note on Or. 36 § 57. παρὰ τῶν φίλων τῆς πόλεως ‘Designat partem illam civium Mitylenensium, quae partibus Atheniensium studeret.’ Reiske. στατῆρας Φωκαιᾶς [Phocaea was in early times, especially from 602 to 560 B.C., one of the chief centres of maritime commerce in the Mediterranean, and one of the first to adopt the new invention of coining money (Head's Historia Numorum, p. 506 f.).] Boeckh (Publ, Econ, p. 23), quoting the text, says, ‘the Phocaic stater occurs, both in inscriptions and in writers, as coined money; nor can it be supposed that silver pieces are meant, as the idea of a gold coin is inseparably associated with the name of a Phocaic stater.’ Thucyd., IV 52, speaks of certain Mitylenean exiles having seized Rhoeteum, and restored it in 425 B.C. on the receipt of ‘two thousand Phocaic staters.’ [The connexion between Mytilene and the Phocaic staters, which is implied in the text, is illustrated by the fact that, in the latter part of the fifth century, Phocaea and Mytilene agreed to strike coins of identical weight and fineness, each minting in turn for the space of one year (Head, l. c.). Staters of Phocaea are mentioned in an inscription of 397 B.C. (C. I. G. 150 § 19). Prof. Churchill Babington (Catalogue of Leake Greek Coins, p. 23) describes No. 70 as a ‘stater of electrum, or pale gold, of Phocaea,’ and adds ‘The Phocaean staters are now among the rarest of Greek coins; they are of purer gold and about six grains heavier than the Cyzicene staters’; 254 grains is the weight given by Head, l.c. See Plate of Coins, no. 5. S.] ἵνα πρᾶξις πραχθείη ‘In order that some action might be performed to your and their advantage.’ Kennedy.
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