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I think, however, that in justice he should obtain from you a full pardon; for you, when banished by the Thirty Tyrants,After the capture of Athens by the Spartans in 404 B.C. an oligarchy known as the Thirty Tyrants was established. The cruelty of their government caused many of the democratic party to go into exile. Led by Thrasybulus these exiles were restored when the Thirty were overthrown in 403 B.C. experienced the same misfortunes as he. Wherefore you should reflect how each of you was affected, what thoughts you each had, and what peril each would not have undergone so as to bring his own banishment to an end and to return to his native land, and to be avenged on those who banished him.
and while still a boy I was banished from the city by the Thirty. And when the men of the PiraeusThe democratic party, led by Thrasybulus, in 403 B.C. had taken Piraeus and made it their headquarters. were restored, and all the rest recovered their possessions, I alone by the influence of my personal enemies was deprived of the of the land which the people gave us as compensation for the confiscated property.After Alcibiades' condemnation as participant in the violation of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Large portions of the list of these confiscated goods are preserved in inscriptions. And after having already suffered so many misfortunes and having twice lost my property,414 B.C. and 404 B.C. I am now the defendant in an action involving five talents.The talent was not a coin, but a sum of money roughly equivalent （although it would purchase much more） to $1000 （over 200）. And although the complaint involves money, the real issue is my right to continue to enjoy citiz
Now after your return to the city from Piraeus,A reference to the citizens of the democratic party who returned from exile to Athens in 403 B.C. after the defeat of the Thirty Tyrants. They had taken their stand under Thrasybulus in the harbor-city, Piraeus. you saw that some of the citizens were bent upon bringing malicious prosecutions and were attempting to violate the AmnestyAn act passed in 403 B.C. by the citizens, after the expulsion of the Thirty Tyrants to put an end to civic discor403 B.C. by the citizens, after the expulsion of the Thirty Tyrants to put an end to civic discord and to re-establish the democracy.; so, wishing to restrain these persons and to show to all others that you had not made these agreements under compulsion, but because you thought them of advantage to the city, you enacted a law, on the motion of Archinus, to the effect that, if any person should commence a lawsuit in violation of the oaths, the defendant should have the power to enter a plea of exception, the magistrates should first submit this question to the tribunal, and that the defen