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[20] Therefore, Athenians, do not admit any request or plea for pity; do not <condone> the guilt which you have seen fastened upon the defendants in the plain light of facts, <or invalidate the council's report>1; but one and all assist your country and the laws, since both are now on trial against this man's iniquity.

1 Some words have clearly dropped out from this passage. No certain restoration is possible, although the general sense is not difficult to conjecture. The restoration of Sauppe is followed in the translation.

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