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[6] Hearing that the boy was at my house, he came there at night in a drunken state, broke down the doors, and entered the women's rooms: within were my sister and my nieces, whose lives have been so well-ordered that they are ashamed to be seen even by their kinsmen1.

1 Athenian women usually lived in seclusion, and only left the house to attend a religious ceremony or festival: cf. Lys. 1.20; Thuc. 2.45.

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