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Lycon, the Heracleote,1 men of the jury, of whom the plaintiff himself makes mention, was a customer of my father's bank like the other merchants, a guest friend of Aristonoüs of Decelea2 and Archebiades of Lamptrae,3 and a man of prudence. This Lycon, when he was about to set out on a voyage to Libya, reckoned up his account with my father in the presence of Archebiades and Phrasias, and ordered my father to pay the money which he left (it was sixteen minae forty drachmae, as I shall show you very clearly) to Cephisiades, saying that this Cephisiades was a partner of his, a resident of Scyros,4 but was for the time being abroad on another mercantile enterprise.

1 Heraclea, a colony of the Megarians and Boeotians on the coast of Bithynia, on the Black Sea.

2 Decelea, a deme of the tribe Hippothontis.

3 Lamptrae, a deme of the tribe Erectheïs.

4 Scyros, an island in the Aegean, east of Euboea.

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