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ξενίας If he should be summoned or called on to prove his right to the citizenship. [Meier and Schömann, p. 437 f. Lipsius.] That is not an unlikely event, he adds, since he has many enemies, and the tale of his forced adoption is no secret.

οὕτω γεγονώς i.e. ἀστός. ‘With his birth thus established’ (Kennedy). [‘Après l'adoption que vous savez’ (Dareste),] ‘You, the judges, then thought he was wronged, and listened to his mother who asserted his legitimacy; but now that you find him so troublesome as a citizen, you will begin to think the father was right in denying the paternity.’ The inference left to be drawn is, that the father had good reasons for not wishing to acknowledge such a son.

ψευδομαρτυριῶν ἁλώσεσθαι 45 § 45 τίς γὰρ ἁλώσεταί ποτε ψευδομαρτυριῶν, ib. § 50. This gen, is also found in 24 § 131, 49 § 56, 52 § 28 and often in Or. 29 and 47, The only other case found in Dem. is the Dat. Pl., 57 § 53. Meier and Schomann, p. 485 f. Lipsius. ψευδομαρτυρίων (neuter) is preferred by Cobet (Var, Lect. 623f.), who quotes Plato, Theaet. 148 B οὐκ ἔνοχος τοῖς ψευδομαρτυρίοις (cf, Aristot. Const. Athens, 59 § 6 τὰ ψευδομαρτύρια). S.]

ἐφ᾽ οἷς ἐρανίζει ‘On the strength of some of the services he so freely lends to his friends.’ For this doctrine of ἔρανος, or receiving from others the same treatment that you give to them, see Mid. (Or. 21 § 184). The meaning is, as his friends tell any lies to serve him, so he does the same for them; but that some day he may be in danger of being convicted for giving false evidence, and so let a judgment go against him by default, not daring to appear. It is not however quite clear whether τελεσθῆναι means καθ᾽ αὑτοῦ or κατά τινος, i.e. from default of evidence that he does not give. The sense probably is, that an action for giving false evidence is brought against him, and he dares not rebut it, but allows it to go against himself by not appearing in court.

[Harpocration s. v. ἐρανίζοντες paraphrases the sentence thus: ἀντευποιεῖ ἀποδιδοὺς τὴν ἴσην βοήθειαν αὐτοῖς, ἣν κἀκεῖνοί ποτε παρέσχον ψευδομαρτυρήσαντες ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ. ‘Cum explicet Harp. per ἀντευποιεῖ, sane accusativum legisse videtur, qui item est ap. Antiphontem 2 β 12; contra dativi non exstat aliud exemplum’ (Blass). S.]

ἐρήμηντὴν δίκην [21 § 81 δίκην δὲ τούτῳ λαχὼν τῆς κακηγορίας εἷλον ἐρήμην: οὐ γὰρ ἀπήντα, 33 §§ 20, 30; 40 § 17; 55 §§ 6, 31. τελεσθῆναι is rarely found with δίκην. τελέσασθαι τὴν δίκην occurs, however, in § 38, S.]

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