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[14] Fifty-two years have passed since the Sicilian expedition, reckoning from the date of its departure in the archonship of Arimnestus;1 yet the elder of these two alleged sons of Callippe and Euctemon has not yet passed his twentieth year. If these years are deducted, more than thirty years still remain since the Sicilian expedition; so that Callippe, if she were thirty years of age,2 ought to have been no longer under a guardian, nor unmarried and childless, but long ago married, given in marriage either by her guardian, according to the law, or else by an adjudication of the court.

1 The Sicilian expedition set out in the summer of 415 B.C. (Thuc. 6.30). The date of this speech must therefore be 364 B.C.

2 The speaker rather arbitrarily calculates the date of her marriage by the birth of her elder son.

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