previous next

§ 49. You, however, must not expect to move any by your tears, for you have acted most basely and fraudulently towards those who lent you money in your distress. You have not only cheated them by not paying, but you want to make them debtors to the treasury.

δεῖς The second person is rare, though the Greeks often say τοσούτου δέω, &c. See on Or. 40 § 22.

πεπραγμάτευσαι ‘From the shameful actions you have concerned yourself with,’ or ‘have contrived to bring about.’

ὀφείλων See § 4.—διαλῦσαι, sc. τοὺς δανείσαντας. See § 12.

τοὺς ταῦτα κ.τ.λ. ‘Those who helped you to raise the ready money and enabled you to satisfy your original creditors.’

ἠδίκεις See § 7 τῶν ἐν ταῖς συνθήκαις ποιοῦντος οὐδὲν τούτου.

πρὸς ἀτιμῶσαι sc. ὡς ὀφείλοντα. ‘To disfranchise him besides.’ If, with the Zurich editors, we print this as one word προσατιμῶσαι, we must still translate the preposition as a separate word, as in Or. 39 § 23 πρὸς μισεῖν, 22 § 75 τοσοῦτ᾽ ἀπέχει τοῦ τιμῆς τινὸς τυχεῖν ὤστ̓ ἀπειρόκαλος πρὸς ἔδοξεν, and Aristot. Eth. IV iii 24 πρὸς ὀφλήσει. Inf. § 56, we have δίκην προσοφλεῖν. Cf. note on Ol. 3 § 31 p. 217 ed. Sandys.]

καὶ τοὺς κ.τ.λ. ‘And whereas one may generally see those who borrow having to give up their property, now it is the lender to you who has to suffer this: he lent you a talent, and for that he has been condemned to pay two by an unjust and vexatious action.’

ἐξισταμένους τῶν ὄντων 36 § 50 ἐξέστησαν ἁπάντων τῶν ὄντων, 45 § 64 τῶν ὄντων ἐξέστη.]

συμβεβληκὼς ‘The lender,’ ‘the maker of the contract.’ So Or. 34 § 1 συμβόλαια πολλοῖς συμβάλλοντες, and inf. § 54. He is now speaking of Evergus (τάλαντον Εὐέργου, § 4). —δύο, see § 46.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (3 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (3):
    • Demosthenes, Against Boeotus 1, 23
    • Demosthenes, Against Phormio, 1
    • Demosthenes, Against Boeotus 2, 22
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: