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For there is no use in attempting, fellow citizens, to drive such men from the platform by shouting at them, for they have no sense of shame. We must try, rather, to break them of their habits by pains and penalties; for so only can they be made endurable.

The clerk shall therefore read to you the laws that are in force to secure orderly conduct1 on the part of our public men. For the law that introduced the presidency of a tribe2 has been attacked in the courts by Timarchus here, in conspiracy with other men like himself, as being inexpedient, their object being to have license to speak, as well as to behave, as they choose.

1 By “orderly conduct” Aeschines means orderly conduct in private life. The editor who composed (or compiled) the law given in Aeschin. 1.35 understood him to be speaking of conduct on the platform. The law that Aeschines caused to be read would contain the prohibitions that he has been discussing in Aeschin. 1.28-32.

2 The new law described in Aeschin. 1.33.

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