And yet the
inscription says that they shall be immune. From what? From the tax on resident
aliens, since nothing else is left? Of course not. It is from the regularly
recurring services, as the inscription shows, as your law further specifies, and
as all history witnesses. During all that length of time no tribe has ever
ventured to nominate one of these descendants as chorus-master, and no one
nominated has ever ventured to challenge them to an exchange of property. If
Leptines dares to deny it, you must pay no heed to him.