In fact he has never ceased
to contravene all the laws, and his is the one case of those on which the
Areopagus has reported where you had inquired yourselves and already knew the
answer. For your knowledge that this man is a rogue and a criminal was not
gained from the council; you are all very well aware of his wickedness, and
hence the statement so often made applies here also, namely that, while you are
passing judgement on the defendant, the bystanders and everyone besides are
passing judgement on you.