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And now I would mention the advice that Diocles son of Zacorus the officiating priest, and our grandfather,1 gave you when you were deliberating on the measures to be taken with a Megarian who had committed impiety. Others urged that he be put to death at once, unjudged; he counselled you to judge him in the interest of mankind, so that the rest of the world, having heard and seen, might be more sober-minded, and in the interest of the gods he bade each of you, before entering the court, judge first at home and in his own heart what should be the fate of the impious.

1 It seems likely that the speaker's family belonged to the Eumolpidae or hereditary priesthood of the Mysteries.

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