but Pyrrhus, men of
, one of the Eteobutadae,
who was indicted for serving on a jury when he was in debt to the Treasury, was
thought by some of you to deserve capital punishment, and he was convicted in
your court and put to death. And yet it was from poverty, not from insolence,
that he tried to get the juryman's fee. And I could mention many others who were
put to death or disfranchised for far slighter offences than those of Meidias.
You yourselves, Athenians, fined Smicrus ten talents and Sciton a similar sum,
because he was adjudged to be proposing unconstitutional measures; you had no
pity for their children or friends and relations, or for any of those who
supported them in court.