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§§ 48, 49. Besides, how inconsistent to talk of my father's failings, when those very failings procured him the rights of citizenship! Though I myself have lost two-thirds of my property through his mother Plangon, still I say not a word against her; and yet he abuses in your hearing the father who was compelled to adopt him, and by whom therefore he has actually been benefited.

τὰ ἐκείνου ἁμαρτήματα There is a play on the double sense of ἁμαρτεῖν, which is often used as a euphemism for the frailties of love. See Eur. Hipp. 464. Suppl. 900.

τὰ δύο μέρη Boeotus and his brother Pamphilus had got two-thirds, Mantitheus only onethird, Or. 39 § 6.

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