Despite this fact, I maintain that Theocrines still owes the money according
to the law. For if Ctesicles, the resident alien, did make an agreement with
this fellow, as one scoundrel with another, that one sentenced to pay the fine
in accordance with the law should not be handed over to the collectors, the
state should not on that account be robbed of the penalties imposed by the laws.
No indeed; it is right for the parties in a suit to make whatever arrangement
they may mutually agree upon in private affairs, but in matters which concern
the public they must act as the law ordains.