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[879e] ever daring to strike a native. And the city-stewards shall take over the Stranger and examine him—with due respect for the God of Strangers;1 and if he really appears to have beaten the native unjustly, they shall give the Stranger as many strokes of the scourge as he himself inflicted, and make him cease from his foreign forwardness; but if he has not acted unjustly, they shall threaten and reprove the man who arrested him, and dismiss them both. If a man of a certain age beat a man of his own age, or one above his own age who is childless,—

1 For the respect due to Strangers as a religious duty, cp. Plat. Laws 729e.

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