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§§ 45, 46. Not only has he done his best, by these delays and repeated actions, to injure me, but he intends to throw insult on the memory of his own father by saying that he acted unfairly and partially towards me. But it would be strange if citizens who made an amnesty and have kept it with the Thirty Tyrants, after all their cruelty, should allow the defendant to speak ill of the father with whom he was reconciled in his lifetime, and from whom he got so much more than ever he deserved. ἐκεῖνος Like ἐκεῖνον in § 46 fin., used of one deceased; see on § 28. μάλιστα μὲν κ.τ.λ. Answered by ἂν δ᾽ ἄρα in § 47, and taken by or repeated by μάλιστα μὲν in the beginning of that paragraph. βλασφημεῖν ‘to use bad language.’ Here (as often) used in a very general sense, without regard to the irreligious import which it now bears after the earlier Greek use, e.g. in Eur. Ion 1189.
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