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ὅπως ἂν δύνωμαι κ.τ.λ. An apology for want of skill in pleading, as in Or. 34 § 1 ἰδιῶται παντελῶς ἐσμεν; the fact being suppressed that the speech was really composed for him by another.

συγγνώμην ἔχειν μοι To show me all reasonable consideration: to make allowance for my feelings and language under the circumstances which I shall describe.

εἰςἔκδοσιν ‘For a marriage portion for my daughter,’ who is ἐπίγαμος, nubilis, ‘marriageable,’ § 57. The technical term was ἐπιδοῦναι προῖκα, §§ 6, 56.

[On προίξ, see Smith, Dict. Ant. s.v. DOS; Hermann's Privatalt. p. 263 Blumner, also Rechtsalt. p. 76{4} Thalheim; and Becker's Charicles III p. 293—7 = p. 480 of Engl. abridgment. S.]

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