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§§ 24, 25. Take and read the statutes on brutal outrage and on highway robbery, to both of which the defendant is amenable, though I have declined to claim redress under these statutes. Further, had death ensued, he would have been chargeable with murder.

τόν τε τῆς ὕβρεως In Or. 21 (Mid.) § 46, a document is given, purporting to be the law in question.

τὸν περὶ τῶν λωποδυτῶν The periphrasis is due to the fact that the crime has no name specially appropriated to it in Attic Greek of the best age (λωποδυσία is found only in a glossary, and λωποδυσίου δίκη in the rhetorician Hermogenes, fl. A.D. 170). Cf. § 1, where λωποδυτῶν ἀπαγωγὴ is parallel to ὕβρεως γραφαί.—See Mayor's note on Cicero, Phil. II § 8.— Xen. Mem. I 2 § 62κατὰ τοὺς νόμους, ἐάν τις φανερὸς γένηται κλέπτων λωποδυτῶν βαλαντιοτομῶν τοιχωρυχῶν ...τούτοις θάνατός ἐστιν ζημία.

ἀπράγμονες καὶ μέτριοι ‘Quiet and inoffensive,’ Or. 42 § 12 μετρίου καὶ ἀπράγμονος πολίτου μὴ εὐθὺς ἐπὶ κεφαλὴν εἰς τὸ δικαστἡριον βαδίζειν. Cf. Or. 36 § 53.

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