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Demosthenes, Orations, 20.81-20.82


nanThen this too, Athenians, demands your consideration—that we must not prove less generous than the Chians in our treatment of our benefactors. For if they, against whom Chabrias carried arms as an enemy, have not now revoked any of their former gifts, but have made ancient services outweigh recent offences, while you, in whose cause he marched against them to his death, so far from honoring him the more on that account, are even going to rob him of part of the reward of his past services, how will you escape the ignominy that you deserve?


nanMoreover, should the son be robbed of part of his reward, his treatment would be undeserved in view of the fact that no man’s child was ever orphaned through the fault of Chabrias, though he frequently led you in war, but the boy himself has grown up an orphan, just because of his father’s devotion to your cause. For to me he seems truly to have been such a staunch patriot, that though reputed to be the most cautious of commanders, as indeed he was, it was for your sake that he displayed that quality whenever he led you, but for his own sake, when he found himself assigned to the post of danger, he forgot all his caution and preferred to lay down his life rather than tarnish the honors that you had bestowed.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 3.40.4, 3.44.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3.40.4. To sum up shortly, I say that if you follow my advice you will do what is just towards the Mitylenians, and at the same time expedient; while by a different decision you will not oblige them so much as pass sentence upon yourselves. For if they were right in rebelling, you must be wrong in ruling. However, if, right or wrong, you determine to rule, you must carry out your principle and punish the Mitylenians as your interest requires; or else you must give up your empire and cultivate honesty without danger. 3.44.4. And I require you not to reject my useful considerations for his specious ones: his speech may have the attraction of seeming the more just in your present temper against Mitylene ; but we are not in a court of justice, but in a political assembly; and the question is not justice, but how to make the Mitylenians useful to Athens .
2. Aeschines, Letters, 3.178-3.179 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Demosthenes, Orations, 13.22-13.23, 18.316, 20.64, 20.68, 20.70, 20.74-20.75, 20.82, 20.112, 20.114-20.117, 20.119-20.120, 20.141-20.142, 23.196-23.199 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Aeschines, Or., 3.178-3.179



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeschines Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 81
ateleia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
athens Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 81
chabrias Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241; Liddel, Decrees of Fourth-Century Athens (403/2-322/1 BC): Volume 2, Political and Cultural Perspectives (2020) 165
conon Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
demosthenes, orator Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
demosthenes Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 81
dôreai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
honorific decrees Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
honors, controversy surrounding Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
humaneness Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
leptines Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
liturgies, exemption from Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
marathon, battle of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
military commanders, honors for Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
miltiades Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
piraeus' Liddel, Decrees of Fourth-Century Athens (403/2-322/1 BC): Volume 2, Political and Cultural Perspectives (2020) 165
prytaneion Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 81
reciprocity, and athenian identity Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
reciprocity, and honorific decrees Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
reciprocity, and justice Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
reciprocity Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
salamis (cyprus), salamis, battle of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
statues, in athens Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
statues, of military commanders Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
themistocles Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241
thucydides, mytilenean debate Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 122
timai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 241