Therefore the lawgiver anticipates
every avenue of iniquity, thwarting the plans and forbidding the advance of men
whose intentions are hostile to you. All these precautions, so admirably and so
righteously enacted, Timocrates has subverted and obliterated, so far as in him
lay; he has introduced a law repugnant to all or nearly all the existing
statutes, without reading any for comparison, without repealing any, without
leaving you the right of choice, without taking any other of the steps that he
was required to take.