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I have had the pleasure from time to time of reading a Greek text with Mogens Hansen, when both of us were looking for enlightenment on some aspect of Athenian life. It was always a stimulating and instructive exercise, and from it, I can now be sure that Mogens’ unfailing focus on the true sense of the Greek will insure his tolerance of an exploration that might otherwise seem minimalist in its pretensions. There are after all sermons in stones.
The speech was composed for a Euphiletos who killed Eratosthenes, apprehended, says Euphiletos, in flagrante delicto, in bed with Euphiletos’ wife. Euphiletos is trying to convince a judging panel that he did not entrap Eratosthenes: the discovery that his wife was in bed with Eratosthenes came as a surprise, something he had to deal with extemporaneously. In telling his story, he repeats details: he says in chapters 23 and 41–42 that upon being told one night that it was happening, that Eratosthenes was in his house, he ran out into the street to get witnesses and help.