chapter  3
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SUITS CONCERNING PROPERTY

The sums left by Diodotos on his death were (according to the speaker) as follows:

Left with Diogeiton (§5) 5 talents Invested in maritime loans (§6) 7 talents 40 mnai Invested in the Chersonnese (§6) 20 mnai Invested in real estate loans (§15) 1 talent 40 mnai Left to Diogeiton’s wife (§15) 28 mnai Unspecified (§15) 20 mnai

Total 15 talents 28 mnai

The final figure is approximate, since the sum left to the widow (§15) and handed over by her to Diogeiton was partly in the currency of Kyzikos, but the scale of the alleged estate can be gauged from the fact that property of three talents and over rendered a man liable to the liturgy system which served as the Athenian

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only surviving witnesses were Diogeiton and the dead man’s widow, and there is no reason to suppose that the account book supposedly found by the boys (§14) was comprehensive.