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I have a few more points to make, gentlemen of the jury, and after summing up my argument will leave the platform. The case in which you are going to vote is an indictment for the proposing of illegal measures and the decree under consideration is one congratulating presidents.1 Presidents should observe the law during their period of office. These men have broken it. As evidence for both these facts you heard the actual laws read.

1 In the 4th century B.C. the chairman of the πρυτάνεις appointed these presidents by lot, one from each tribe except that to which he himself belonged, for each meeting of the Council or Assembly. After their appointment he drew lots among them for their chairman (ἐπιστάτης). (See Aeschin. 1. 104, Aeschin. 3. 39, and Aristot. Ath. Pol. 44. 2.)

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