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§§ 41, 42. Though in fact you owe us the whole sum twice over, by incurring the penalty, you have the face to refuse payment even of the interest, and you tell us to be content with that to Rhodes, as if your order, forsooth, was to have greater weight than the bond. Again, you have the face to say, ‘she did not get safe in to the Peiraeus.’ Well, through whose fault? Was it ours, who required that it should go back? or was it theirs, who wilfully and from no necessity at all took it to Rhodes?

πρόσταγμα ‘Dictation.’ Like ἐπέταττεν in § 16, an invidious word contrasted with συγγραφή. Similarly, in Isocr. Paneg. § 176 the Peace of Antalcidas is declared to be no equitable compact (συνθῆκαι), and is denounced as dictated (προστάγματα) by the king of Persia. S.]

ἀποθάνοις The legal penalty for not producing the security was death. See Or. 34 § 50.

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