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Then again, remember Taureas1 who competed against Alcibiades as Choregus of a chorus of boys.2 The law allows the ejection of any member whatsoever of a competing chorus who is not of Athenian birth, and it is forbidden to resist any attempt at such ejection. Yet in your presence, in the presence of the other Greeks who were looking on, and before all the magistrates in Athens, Alcibiades drove off Taureas with his fists.3 The spectators showed their sympathy with Taureas and their hatred of Alcibiades by applauding the one chorus and refusing to listen to the other at all. Yet Taureas was none the better off for that.

1 Cf. Dem. 21.147.

2 For the duties of such a Choregus see Antiph. 6.11-13. Choruses of boys selected from each of the ten tribes competed against one another at all the major festivals of the Attic year.

3 The speaker is not very clear. Apparently Taureas attempted to secure the ejection of a member of Alcibiades' chorus, but met with violent resistance from Alcibiades himself. Cf. Dem. 21.147 Ταυρέαν ἐπάταξε χορηγοῦντ᾽ ἐπὶ κόρρης

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