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They also elect by lot five men as Introducers, who introduce the cases to be tried within a month, each official those of two tribes. These cases include prosecutions for non-payment of dowry due, actions for the recovery of loans borrowed at a drachma interest,1 and of capital borrowed from one party by another wishing to do business in the market; and also actions about outrage, friendly-society business, partnerships, slaves, draft animals, naval command,2 and bank cases.

1 A drachma a mina a month = 12 per cent per annum.

2 i.e., particularly an action to recover expenses, brought by the captain of a trireme against his successor who had failed to relieve him when his year of office was over.

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