In regard to the counts of the accusation, gentlemen of the jury, you have been sufficiently informed; but I must ask your attention also for what has yet to be added, so that you may understand what kind of person I am before you give your verdict upon me. I was certified of age1 in the archonship of Theopompus2: appointed to produce tragic drama, I spent thirty minae and two months later, at the Thargelia,3 two thousand drachmae, when I won a victory with a male chorus; and in the archonship of Glaucippus,4 at the Great Panathenaea, eight hundred drachmae on pyrrhic5 dancers.

1 By the Council, in his eighteenth year: cf. Lys. 10.31.

2 411-410 B.C.

3 At the festival of Apollo and Artemis, held in the month Thargelion (May-June).

4 410-409 B.C.

5 The pyrrhic was a kind of war-dance.

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