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§§ 8, 9. I contend that my father had a perfect right to build the enclosure, as even the plaintiff himself admits that the land is our own property. This being admitted, a personal inspection would in itself have sufficed to show the jury how groundless the present action is. And this was why I wanted (and my opponents refused) to submit the matter to the arbitration of impartial persons who knew the neighbourhood. Failing this, I must ask the jury for their closest attention while I describe the position of the properties in question.

οὔθ᾽ ..τε Or. 54 § 26, Madv. Gk Synt, § 208.

η<*>μέτεπον ἴδιον] ‘our own private property,’ stronger than ἡμέτερον. So in § 13.—The grammarian Priscian, who curiously regards ἴδιος as an exact equivalent to the Latin suus, has the following remark: “quid mirum est, hoc ipsum [id est τὸ ἴδιον etiam primae et secundae adiungitur personae apud illos ut Ἰσαῖος ἐν τῷ πρὸς Εὐκλείδην: οὐκ ἂν τὰ ἴδια τὰ ἐμαυτοῦ (tragm. 60). Demosthenes ἐν τῷ πρὸς Πολυκλέα: οὐ περὶ τῶν ἐμῶν ἰδίων μᾶλλον τιμωρήσεσθε Πολυκλέα οὐχ ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν αύτῶν, καὶ ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ, οὐ περὶ πλείονος ἐποιησάμην τὰ ἐμαυτοῦ ἴδια τὰ ὑμέτερα (Dem. Or. 50 §§ 66, 63). ἐν δὲ τῷ πρὸς Καλλικλέα περὶ χωρίου βλάβης: τὸ μὲν γὰρ χωρίονἡμέτερον ἵδιον εἶναι. Phroenichus ποαστρίαις: ὥσπερ ἐμοῦ αὐτῆς ἴδιον, pro quo nos dicimusmeum proprium,’ ettuum proprium.’ dicitur tamen etiamsuum pioprium illius,’ ut non putetur abundaresuum,’ sed indubitabilem discretionem significare.” Priscian, Instit. p. 1089 —90.

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