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τούτων (sc.τῶν νομίμων”)... τὴν δίκην, the penalty belonging to these laws: i.e. the penalty of breaking them. The emphasis on τούτων

shows that, like “ταῦτα” just before, it refers to the “νόμιμα”: we cannot, therefore, render, ‘the penalty of such an act’ (sc.τοῦ ὑπερδραμεῖν”).

ἐν θεοῖσι, the forensic “ἐν”, denoting the tribunal: Plat. Legg. 916Bδιαδικαζέσθω δὲ ἔν τισι τῶν ἰατρῶν”: Gorg. 464D “εἰ δέοι ἐν παισὶ διαγωνίζεσθαι”: Lys. or. 13 § 35 δὲ δῆμος ἐν τῷ δικαστηρίῳ ἐν δισχιλίοις ἐψηφίσατο” (sc.ποιεῖν τὴν κρίσιν”). Cp. O. T. 677ἐν...τοῖσδ”', n.

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    • Lysias, Against Agoratus, 35
    • Plato, Laws, 916b
    • Plato, Gorgias, 464
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 677
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