This was not outlawry as commonly understood;
for what mattered it to a native of Zelea if he was to be debarred from a share
in the common rights of Athenian citizens? But the statutes relating to murder
provide for cases where prosecution for murder is not allowed [but
where it is a righteous act to slay the murderer]; “and he
shall die an outlaw,” says the legislator. This simply means that
anyone slaying a member of Arthmius's family would be free from blood-guilt.