therefore, wishing to leave no excuse for public losses, he declared it wrongful
that men who had been convicted of misconduct by process and judgement with the
sanction of law should enjoy the benefit of your good-nature, falling back upon
prayers and solicitation in their distress. Accordingly he strictly forbade
either the culprit himself or anyone else to supplicate you or make speeches
upon such complaints; they must do what justice demands in silence.
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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