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ἐν Πεδίῳ in the Attic plain (τὸ πεδίον, Thuc. II. 65), from which the party led by Lycurgus were called οἱ ἐκ τοῦ πεδίου, πεδιακοί or πεδιεῖς, as opp. to the πάραλοι led by Megacles and the διάκριοι led by Peisistratus, Her. I. 59. The art. omitted, as with τεῖχος, ἄστυ, § 11. — ἑξήκοντα πλέθρων, ‘covering 60 plethra’. The πλέθρον was the ordinary Greek unit of land-measurement,=10,000 square feet, nearly=Roman actus, or half iugerum.κεκομίσμεθα, ‘have recovered’: cp. § 13, κομισάμενον.

ἡμεῖς δ᾽ οὐκ ἐξάγομεν ‘And we refrain from ejecting’ [τοὺς πριαμένους καὶ θεμένους, those to whom D. has transferred the property], ‘for we are afraid of incurring penalties at law’: δίκας, sc. ἐξούλης, actions for forcible ejectment.

καὶ φάσκοντος μὴ βεβαιώσειν ‘For by ejecting Micion from the ownership of the bath-house, at the instance of D., and on his assurance that he would not confirm the other's title, we incurred a fine of 40 minae — thanks to Dicaeogenes, judges’. μὴ βεβαιώσειν: i.e. Dicaeogenes promised to admit that Micion had bought the βαλανεῖον with a bad title, since he, Dicaeogenes, was not its legal owner when he sold it.

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