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1 There are three reasons for not tendering the oath: （1） men are always ready to perjure themselves, if they are likely to benefit by doing so; （2） if your adversary takes the oath, he will decline to pay, trusting that he will be acquitted, whereas, if he is not on his oath, he will probably be condemned; （3） there is less risk in leaving the decision to the dicasts, who can be trusted.
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