But his bitterness,
cruelty and blood-thirstiness were displayed and proved. The sight of the
children of some of the defendants and their aged mothers standing in court did
not move him to pity? And do you, Aristogeiton, look for pardon? Whence? From
whom? Are your children to be pitied? Far from it. You have yourself thrown away
their right to pity; nay, you have destroyed it once for all. Do not then seek
anchorage in harbors that you have yourself blocked up and filled with stakes;
for that is unfair.