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[28] To prove these facts there is no need of my calling witnesses before you, for you all know that in the archonship of Lyciscus1 the Thesmothetae were deposed from office by vote of the popular assembly because of Theocrines. Remembering this, you ought to assume that he is no different now from what he was then.

Not long after he was removed from office, when his brother died by a violent death, Theocrines showed himself so utterly heartless toward him that, when he had made inquiry concerning those who had done the deed, and had learned who they were, he accepted a bribe, and let the matter drop.2

1 That is, in 343 B.C.

2 That is, he accepted the blood-price instead of bringing the murderers to justice.

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