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1. τᾶν, a familiar form of address, found in three other passages of Demosthenes, I. 26, III. 29, XXV. 78; in all introducing an imaginary retort of an opponent.

3. ἐφθέγξαντ̓: cf. § 199.7.

4. εἰς σωτηρίαν ἐπεδίδοσαν, i.e. made contributions (ἐπιδόσεις, § 171.8) for the safety of the state. Such were made after Chaeronea, and again before the destruction of Thebes by Alexander: for the latter see XXXIV. 38, ὅτε μὲν Ἀλέξανδρος εἰς Θήβας παρῄει, ἐπεδώκαμεν ὑμῖν τάλαντον ἀργυρίου.

5. τὸ συνειλεγμένον (sc. ἀργύριον), i.e. money contributed to pay some debt to the state which made him ἄτιμος, and thus to make him again ἐπίτιμος. Every defaulting public debtor was ipso facto ἄτιμος.

7. κεκληρονόμηκας...πεντεταλάν- των, have inherited the estate of your brother-in-law Philo, which was (sc. ὄντων) more than five talents.

9. διτάλαντον ἔρανον, a contribu- tion of two talents. There is probably a sarcastic reference to the common meaning of ἔρανος.

10. ἡγεμόνων: see note on § 103.4. —ἐφ᾽ οἷς ἐλυμήνω, for the damage you did: οἷς for a cognate , as in § 18.6. The attack of Aeschines on the trierarchic law was not made when it was enacted in 340 B.C., but probably after Chaeronea. Demosthenes says (§ 107.6) that through the whole war (i.e. 340—338 B.C.) the naval armaments were fitted out under his law; and the statement of Aeschines (III. 222), ἐξηλέγχθης ὑπ᾽ ἐμοῦ ἑξήκοντα καὶ πέντε νεῶν ταχυναυτουσῶν τριηράρχους ὑφῃρημένος, shows that evidence as to the working of the new law in details was derived from actual experience.

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