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§ 58. Among other falsehoods they have put in an affidavit that a third (i.e. my own) part of the house-property has been sold to Criton. As if such an extravagant fellow was likely to have money for the purchase! Besides, Criton is not so much a witness for the defendant as an opponent of mine, as an interested party. ἀρτίως γὰρ This is said as a sort of apology for introducing a new matter, and one in fact alien to the subject μαρτυρίαν ἐνεβάλοντο § 21 μ. ἐμβεβλημένος. ἀναλίσκειν ‘Is in the habit of spending.’ οἷς μὴ μέτεστι Ad quos res parum pertineat, de qua disceptatur. The subjunctivity of the second clause cannot be expressed with the same subtlety in English or in Greek as in Latin. In what way Criton could be truly said κοινωνεῖν τοῦ πράγματος, does not appear. Perhaps Mantitheus regards him as conspiring with Boeotus to get possession of the property; or perhaps some negotiations had passed concerning the sale, which Criton regarded, or pretended to regard, as final and obligatory.
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