Since he stands on such an eminence of
pride, what do you think he will do, if he escapes now? I will tell you how you
may know it; you have only to observe the signs that followed the adverse
vote.] For who is there that, if an adverse vote had been recorded, and
that on a charge of profaning the feast, even if there had been no further suit
pending and no danger ahead,—who is there, I say, that would not have
made that a reason for effacing himself and behaving decently, at any rate until
the time of the trial, if not for ever after? Anyone else would have acted so.
But not Meidias.