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§§ 55, 56. Boeotus and his brother have this further advantage over me, that they can appeal against an arbitrator's sentence, whereas the decision of the jury against me will be final. And while I have no other hope of portioning my daughter except through your verdict, these men will lose nothing by having to pay, since the house-property they hold has the charge on it of paying the dowry I claim.

ἀποδιαιτῆσαί μου ‘To have given the decision in my favour.’ See sup. § 17. There was an appeal (ἔφεσις) from a public arbitrator; but a case once tried and decided by a jury could not be tried again. As this was a cross-suit, each claiming something from the other, Boeotus' suit would be still open, even if Mantitheus' had been given against him.

ἐκγενήσεται A synonym of ἔξεσται.

ἐν ὑμῖν See 39 § 1.

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