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§§ 50—52. In reply to his assertion, that I was brought up in all the comforts and luxuries of home, while he was but a poor outcast, I have to observe that his mother Plangon was a most extravagant woman, and that more of my father's property was spent on her and her son than upon my education. So that on that score he is a debtor to me rather than I to him. Great expenses too I incurred in other transactions in the benefit of which he had a share.

ἱκανὸν ἦν i.e. I had to be content with that comparatively small sum for my education and maintenance.

ἀπὸ τοῦ τόκου Boeckh (Publ. Ec. p. 113, Lewis (2)) estimates this at 720 drachmas according to the customary rate of interest, i.e. twelve per cent.

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