For if we
were bringing these charges against him in any other kind of trial, he could
have just cause of complaint; but if the present trial is one that concerns
illegal proposals, and if men who have led a life like his are forbidden by the
laws to make even a legal proposal, and if we prove that he has not only made an
illegal proposal but has also led an illegal life, then is it not proper to cite
this law which determines his illegal status?
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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