If therefore you wish depravity to
grow up ingrained in Athens, you
should preserve Aristogiton and allow him to act there as he pleases. But if you
hate the wicked and accursed and can recall with resentment what this man has
done in the past, kill him, for he dared to take money from Harpalus, who he
knew was coming to seize your city. Cut short his excuses and deceptive
arguments, on which he now depends when he appears before you.
Dinarchus. Minor Attic Orators in two volumes, 2, with an English translation by J. O. Burtt, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1962.
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