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εἴπερ ..εἴτε...εἴτε...εἰ...εἰ ..εἴπερ εἰ is here repeated in various forms no less than six times in the same sentence; cf. Or. 53 § 23, where εἰ occurs twice. But even the undisputed writings of Demosthenes contain frequent instances of such reiteration, e.g. Or. 54 § 15 (twice); Or. 15 (de Rhod. lib.) § 15 (thrice); Or. 20 (Lept.) § 113 (four times) ‘quanquam hic εἰ μὲν et εἰ δὲ inter se opponuntur quae non est vera repetitio.’ (Lortzing, Apoll. p. 33.)

ὑμῶν τοὺς λαχόντας ‘Those of your number who were drawn for the jury’ (‘allotted for the trial of the cause’).

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    • Demosthenes, Against Nicostratus, 23
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