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τοίχους διορύττοντες The documents just read have deposed to the defendant's witnesses being guilty inter alia of housebreaking (τοιχωρυχία). Thalheim, Rechtsalt. p. 46{4} n. 3.

γραμματειδίῳ ‘a mere bit of paper,’ ‘a paltry document.’ Or. 56 § 1 ἐν γραμματειδίῳ δυοῖν χαλκοῖν ἐωνημένῳ καὶ βιβλιδίῳ μικρῷ πάνυ. Isocr. Trapez. § 34. The diminutive is thrown into effective contrast by the subsequent τοσαύτης καὶ τοιαύτης.

φιλαπεχθημοσύνης ‘malignity, ‘quarrelsomeness,’ used also by Isocr antid. § 315 ὠμότητα καὶ μισανθρωπίαν καὶ φιλαπεχθημοσύνην. Dem. Or. 24 § 6 πονηρῷ καὶ φιλαπεχθήμονι καὶ θεοῖς ἐχθρῷ.

καίτοιτούτοις a fortuitous hexameter.

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