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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.’ ἢ διότι for ἢ 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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