And then, because Archetion or someone
chaffed you on the subject, must you annoy them all?] If you did what
your fellow-troopers say you did, Meidias, and what you complain of them for
saying, then you deserved their reproaches, because you were bringing harm and
disgrace both on them and on these jurymen here and on all the city. But if you
did not do it and it was all a fabrication, and if the rest of the soldiers,
instead of reproving the slanderers, chuckled over you, it only shows that from
your general manner of life they thought that such a story exactly fitted you.
It was yourself, then, that you ought to have kept more under control, instead
of accusing the others.