I will pass by those early days, and begin with his
conduct of his own life; for indeed it has been no ordinary life, but such as is
an abomination to a free people. Only recently— recently, do I say?
Why it was only the day before yesterday when he became simultaneously an
Athenian and an orator, and, by the addition of two syllables, transformed his
father from Tromes to Atrometus, and bestowed upon his mother the high sounding
name of Glaucothea, although she was universally known as the Banshee, a
nickname she owed to the pleasing diversity of her acts and
experiences—it can have no other origin.