II. §§ 70—91.
It is argued that the decree of Isotimides is now void, because it has been cancelled by subsequent decrees, laws and oaths, §§ 70—72. These are next enumerated, as follows.
1. §§ 73—79. During the siege of Athens by the
Lacedaemonians in 405 B. C. the decree of Patrokleides was passed, reinstating all the disfranchised.
2. § 80. After the truce with Sparta in 404, when the Thirty Tyrants were established, all exiles received free permission to return.
3. § 81. After the expulsion of the Thirty in 403 a general amnesty was proclaimed.
4. §§ 82—89. At the same time, in accordance with the decree of Tisamenos, a revision of the laws was ordered. This revision having been completed, four new general laws (νόμοι
) were passed:—viz. (i) That no ‘unwritten’ law should have force: (ii) That no decree (ψήφισμα
) of ekklesia or senate should overrule a law (νόμος
): (iii) That no law should be made against an individual (ἐπ᾽ ἀνδρί
, § 87): (iv) That decisions of judges or arbiters, pronounced under the former democracy, should remain valid; but that, in future, all decisions should be based on the code as revised in the archonship of Eukleides in 403 B. C. [This is expressed by the phrase χρῆσθαι νόμοις ἀπ᾽ Εὐκλείδου ἄρχοντος
, § 87.]
5. §§ 90, 91. Returning to the subject of § 81, Andokides recalls the terms of the oath of amnesty taken in 403 B. C. He then quotes the official oath of Senators and the official oath of Judges.