[It was nothing recondite or subtle, but
simply that] men who took bribes from those who wished to rule
Greece or ruin her, were hated by
all, and it was the greatest calamity to be convicted of receiving a bribe, and
such a man was punished with the utmost severity [and no intercession,
no pardon was allowed].
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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