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It is right that I should say something about those who have spoken as their advocates. Certain people are so convinced that they have the right to do or say whatever they please before you, that some of those who joined with Aristophon1 in preferring his charges, and were bitter against those who let out their trierarchies, now bid you to crown these people here; and they prove one or the other of two things against themselves. Either in the former instance they brought forward charges that were baseless, or they have now been bribed to plead the cause of my opponents;

1 This was the celebrated Aristophon of Azenia, who is stated in Aeschin. 3.194 to have averred that he had been acquitted seventy-five times on the charge of introducing bills that were illegal.

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