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Demosthenes, Against Aristocrates, 70


nanNow why is that so, men of Athens? Because they who originally ordained these customs, whoever they were, heroes or gods, did not treat evil fortune with severity, but humanely alleviated its calamities, so far as they honestly could. All those regulations, so nobly and equitably conceived, the author of the decree now in question has manifestly infringed, for not a single shred of them is to be found in his decree. — That is my first point: here is one tribunal whose written laws and unwritten usages he has contravened in drafting his decree.


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1. Plato, Laws, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

773e. to value the equality of his children more highly than the equality of a marriage with inordinate wealth, and by means of reproaches to divert from his object him who has set his heart on marrying for money, although we may not compel him by a written law. Ath.
2. Plato, Statesman, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

295b. it beside each person all his life and tell him exactly what is proper for him to do? Certainly anyone who really possessed the kingly science, if he were able to do this, would hardly, I imagine, ever put obstacles in his own way by writing what we call laws. Y. Soc. No, at least not according to what has just been said. Str. Or rather, my friend, not according to what is going to be said. Y. Soc. What is that? Str. Something of this sort: Let us suppose
3. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

425a. it is impossible that they should grow up to be men of serious temper and lawful spirit. of course, he said. And so we may reason that when children in their earliest play are imbued with the spirit of law and order through their music, the opposite of the former supposition happens—this spirit waits upon them in all things and fosters their growth, and restores and sets up again whatever was overthrown in the other type of state. True, indeed, he said. Then such men rediscover for themselves those seemingly trifling conventions which their predecessors abolished altogether. of what sort? Such things a
4. Demosthenes, Against Aristocrates, 65, 76, 207 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

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aeschines, against ctesiphon Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
aeschines, family and education Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
agraphos nomos Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 5
andocides, on the mysteries Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
aristocrates Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
aristophanes, lysistrata Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
athens Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 5
atrometus Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
charidemus Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
city law, unwritten law as a, component of common law Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 5
comedy, and politics Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
comedy, and the past Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
crowns, honorific, gold versus olive Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
customs Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 5
diodorus (speaker of demosthenes 22 and 24) Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
euripides Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
euthycles Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12, 122
houses, size of Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
isocrates, in general Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
lycurgus, against cephisodotus (lyc. ix) Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
lycurgus, background Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
memory, athenian, dynamics of Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
memory, athenian, in the physical cityscape Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 12
pericles, honours for Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
sitēsis Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
statues (honorific), in the athenian agora Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 122
unwritten law, as custom' Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 5