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[38] and it is the very person who had supplied information against myself with whom they have made away. Had I myself been responsible for his disappearance, had I refused to surrender him to the prosecution or declined to establish the truth in some other way, they would have treated that very fact as most significant: it would have furnished the strongest presumption in their favor that I was guilty. So now that they themselves have declined to submit to an inquiry, in spite of a challenge from my friends to do so, that fact should in the same way furnish a presumption in my favor that the charge which they are bringing is a false one.1

1 Cf. Antiph. 1.11, Prosecution of the Stepmother, and Antiph. 6.27, On the Choreutes, for a similar line of argument.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.pos=2.2
    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, Chapter III
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