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You ought also to hear the decree relating to the man executed in Salamis.1 Though he had only attempted to speak treason against the city, the Council, after removing their crowns, killed him with their own hands. It is an admirable decree, gentlemen, and well worthy of your ancestors. Their nobility, revealed in their characters, was shown too in their punishment of criminals.“Decree

1 Lycurgus is probably alluding to the stoning of Lycidas (see note on Lyc. 1.71), which Herodotus (Hdt. 9.5) puts after Salamis. Demosthenes (Dem. 18.204), though apparently alluding to the same story, calls the traitor Cyrsilus and places the incident before the battle.

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