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[44] but now that they are dead, even if we win our case, we shall always hear the stigma of having had our rights disputed, thanks to this accursed Orestes,1 who, taken in adultery and having suffered the treatment which befits such evil-doers,2 has not even so abandoned the practice, as those who know the facts can testify. You know now the character of this fellow, and you will learn about it in still greater detail, when our suit against him comes on.3

1 Cf. Isaeus 8.3 and note.

2 Cf. Aristoph. Cl. 1083; and Suidas, s.v. ῥαφανίς.

3 Probably an allusion to the indictment for ὕβρις mentioned in Isaeus 8.41; see p. 449 for the evidence of the speech composed by Isaeus for delivery in this suit.

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