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1 <The Alcmaeonids were tried, on the prosecution> of Myron, <by jurymen> solemnly sworn in,2 selected according to noble birth. The charge of sacrilege having been confirmed by the verdict, the bodies of the guilty men themselves were cast out of their tombs, and their family was sentenced to everlasting banishment. Thereupon Epimenides of Crete purified the city.

1 The MS. begins here.

2 Lit. 'having taken an oath over the sacred victims.'

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