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and when he spoke of the “house sites” and the “tanks” you simply couldn't restrain yourselves.1 Thereupon Pyrrandrus came forward to censure you, and he asked the people if they were not ashamed of themselves for laughing in the presence of the Senate of the Areopagus. But you drove him off the platform, replying, “We know, Pyrrandrus, that we ought not to laugh in their presence, but so strong is the truth that it prevails—over all the calculations of men.”

1 It is not unlikely that the vulgar crowd made merry over the word οἰκοπέδων as sounding like ὀρχιδέδων(testicles), and λάκκων like λακκοπέδων (scrota).

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