Then another man, Ctesicles, was unanimously condemned by
the Assembly for profaning the festival, and when he came before you, you
sentenced him to death, because he carried a leathern lash in the procession
and, being drunk, struck with it a personal enemy of his. It was thought that
insolence, not drink, prompted the stroke, and that he seized the excuse of the
procession and his own drunkenness to commit the offence of treating freemen
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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