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§ 41. Suppose that some one were to bring an action of ξενία (alien birth) against him; what could he plead, but that he had been made a citizen by an arbitrator's decision?

ξενίας See Or. 39 § 18.

διομνύμενος There is an allusion to the double oath of both plaintiff and defendant, called διωμοσία. But the meaning here is merely ‘on his oath.’

διότι for ὅτι. The Attic Orators (esp. Isocrates) often prefer διότι to ὅτι when a hiatus is thereby avoided. Isocr. Paneg. § 48 n. S.]

ὀμοσάσης See Or. 39 § 4.

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