And when each one
of you goes home, what will he find to say to his own wife or his daughter or
his mother, if he has acquitted this woman?—when the question is asked
you, “Where were you?” and you answer, “We sat as
jury.” “Trying whom?” it will at once be asked,
“Neaera,” you will say, of course, will you not?
“because she, an alien woman, is living as wife with an Athenian
contrary to law, and because she gave her daughter, who had lived as a harlot,
in marriage to Theogenes, the king, and this daughter performed on the city's
behalf the rites that none may name, and was given as wife to
Dionysus.” And you will narrate all the other details of the charge,
showing how well and accurately and in a manner not easily forgotten the
accusation covered each point.