In the name of all the gods, Athenians, I ask you to reflect and calculate in
your own minds how much more reason I had to be angry when I suffered so at the
hands of Meidias, than Euaeon when he killed Boeotus. Euaeon was struck by an
acquaintance, who was drunk at the time, in the presence of six or seven
witnesses, who were also acquaintances and might be depended upon to denounce
the one for his offence and commend the other if he had patiently restrained his
feelings after such an affront, especially as Euaeon had gone to sup at a house
which he need never have entered at all.