The crimes he has laid to my charge are many, and to
some of them the law has assigned severe and even capital punishment. But the
purpose of this prosecution goes further: it includes private malice and
violence, railing and vituperation, and the like; and yet for none of these
accusations, if made good, is there any power at all in the state to inflict an
adequate penalty, or anything like it.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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