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Demosthenes, Exordia (ed. Norman W. DeWitt, Norman J. DeWitt), exordium 53, section 4 (search)
day when you are freed of this lamentable weakness you will be unable to endure even the sight of them. At present with their drachma and gallon measure and four obolsThe drachma was the fee for attending the Assembly; the four obols is the juror's fee, which had long been three obols. The xou=s is the measure for a largess of grain. Its content is more accurately known than formerly from a specimen found on the side of the Acropolis in 1937, which measures 3.2 liters or 2.816 imperial qts. or 3.379 U.S. qts. This find was confirmed by the discovery of a clepsydra in the Agora marked two xo/es and measuring 6.4 liters. The xou=s was one-twelfth of a medimnus, the portion doled out to each citizen according to Dem. 34.37. Cf. Hesperia, 8.1939, 278 ff. they regulate the populace like a sick man, giving you, men of Athens, doles very similar to the diets of the physicians.