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[20] That is why my father never brought a suit for the estate. Then came the Corinthian war,1 in which my father and I were obliged to serve, so that neither of us could have obtained justice. When peace was restored, I had unfortunate difficulties with the public treasury,2 so that it was not easy for me to contend with my opponents. Thus we have good reasons for our conduct in the matter.

1 394-386 B.C.

2 Debtors to the public treasury were temporarily deprived of their rights as citizens and therefore could not engage in litigation.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.2.4
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