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§ 39. One proof that the plaintiff was conscious of the weakness of his case against me, is a trick which he put upon me respecting the torture of one of my slaves, almost the moment before the trial was about to commence.

περὶ ὧν ἀφῆκε viz. which was forbidden by the law, § 19.

τῶν δικαστηρίων ἐπικεκληρωμἑνων [‘When the law-courts had already been allotted’ to the several δικασταί. Aristot. Const. Ath. 59 § 5 (οἱ θεσμοθέται) ἐπικληροῦσι ταῖς ἀρχαῖς οῦτοι τὰ δικαστήρια τὰ ἴδια καὶ τὰ δημόσια, and note on c. 63 § 1 ed. Sandys. Cf. [Dem.] 47 § 17 κληρουμένων τῶν δικαστηρίων. S.]

περιστήσας Cum se stipasset suis.τὸ ἐργαστήριον, ‘that gang of packed conspirators against justice.’ See Argum. init. So Ar. Lysist. 577καὶ τούς γε συνισταμένους τούτους”. Or. 39 § 2. Inf. § 48.

πάνδεινον For he committed a fraud in altering the terms of a πρόκλησις that had been hastily and rather carelessly drawn up, § 42.

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