[14] Then—the most outrageous thing of all—suppose you had in reality paid the marriage-portion (which you have not paid), whose fault was it? Was it not yours? For you paid it on the security of my property. Was it not ten full years before he became your brother-in-law that Aphobus took possession of my estate for which judgement has been rendered against him? And was it right for you to recover the whole amount, while I, who had been awarded damages against him, I, an orphan who had been wronged and robbed of a marriage-portion that was genuine, I who with better right than any other man should have been exempted from the risk of having to pay costs,1 should be forced to suffer thus, and should have recovered nothing whatever, though ready to meet any of your2 proposals, had you been willing to do anything that justice required?

1 See note a on Dem. 27.67

2 The pronoun is in the plural and refers to Onetor and Aphobus.

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