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[877a] and dealt the wound does not deserve to be pitied; rather he is to be regarded exactly as a slayer, and must be compelled to submit to trial for murder; yet out of respect for his escape from sheer ill-fortune and for his Genius 1—who in pity alike for him and for the wounded man saved the wound of the one from proving fatal and the fortune and crime of the other from proving accursed,—in gratitude to this Genius, and in compliance therewith, the wounder shall be relieved of the death-penalty, but shall be deported for life

1 For “daemon” in this sense of “tutelary Genius” or “Guardian-angel,” cp. Plat. Laws 732c, Plat. Rep. 619d ff, Plat. Rep. 619e.

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