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tely stupefied; his limbs tottered under him and he allowed himself to be led like a child. 189 Without wasting a word upon him

, Hipyllos brought him before the waiting group. At sight of this pitiful figure all burs

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hanos, “is this the hero who banishes o

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inued, “he has committed a crime

and deserves punishment.” “What has he done?” asked Xenocles. “He is a spurious citi

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zen. His father’s name cannot be found in the temple of Apollo Patrous.” Acestor raised his head and fixed his eyes on Phanos with a venomous glance. “You are mistaken,” he said. “It can be found the

re.” “Where?” “By the side of your father’s name.” Phanos recoiled a step as though struck by an invisible shaft; but the next moment the veins in his temples swelled, and his eyes flashed. “Wretch!” he exclaimed, his lips quivering with indi

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gnation. “My father’s name is not to be found in the temple—he was, as every one knows, a freedman. Nevertheless, my right to citizenship is a legal one, bes


towed for services rendered to the state. Note this, Gobryas, son of Tisamenos.” These words fell upon Acestor like a thunder-bolt.190 At hearing his

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