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[56] Consequently when one of its number robbed the ferryman of his fare it fined him and reported him to you. Again, when someone claimed the five drachma allowance1 in the name of an absentee, it reported him also to you. Similarly it fined and expelled the man who presumed to break the rule and sell the Areopagite portion.

1 It appears from Hyperides (Hyp. 5 col. 26), who seems to be referring to the same case, that Dinarchus is here alluding to the dole made to Athenians to enable them to attend the theater. The normal price of a seat was one-third of a drachma only, but as the fund was apparently drawn upon for other purposes also, it is perhaps not surprising that the sum mentioned here is larger. Cf. Libanius arg. ad Demosthenem 1. The portion mentioned in the following sentence was an allowance of sacrificial meat made to members of the Areopagus.

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