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[46] For it would indeed be an outrageous thing when you yourselves, after having come to terms with those who in the time of the oligarchy put to death without trial numbers of your countrymen, abide by your compact with them,1 as men of honor should do, that you should allow this man, who was reconciled with my father while he lived, and won many advantages to which he had no right, now to renew the quarrel and to speak evil of that father when he is no more. Do not suffer this, men of the jury.

1 The allusion is to the amnesty declared after the expulsion of the Thirty Tyrants. For this “gentleness” of the democracy see Aristot. Ath. Pol. 22.4.

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