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Demosthenes, Orations, 21.123-21.124


nanYet this habit of his, Athenians, this scheme of involving in yet greater calamities all who stand up against him in just defence, is not something that might well rouse indignation and resentment in me, but that the rest of you should overlook. Far from it. All citizens alike should be stirred to anger, when they reflect and observe that it is exactly the poorest and weakest of you that run the greatest risk of being thus wantonly wronged, while it is the rich blackguards that find it easiest to oppress others and escape punishment, and even to hire agents to put obstacles in the path of justice.


nanSuch conduct must not be overlooked. It must not be supposed that the man who by intimidation tries to debar any citizen from obtaining reparation for his wrongs is doing less than robbing us of our liberties and of our right of free speech. Perhaps I and one or two others may have managed to repel a false and calamitous charge and so have escaped destruction; but what will the vast majority of you do, if you do not by a public example make it a dangerous game for anyone to abuse his wealth for such a purpose?


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

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1. Antiphon, Orations, 5.69 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Herodotus, Histories, 3.80.5 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.80.5. of all men he is the most inconsistent; for if you admire him modestly he is angry that you do not give him excessive attention, but if one gives him excessive attention he is angry because one is a flatter. But I have yet worse to say of him than that; he upsets the ancestral ways and rapes women and kills indiscriminately.
3. Isocrates, Orations, 1.21 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Lysias, Orations, 31.11 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

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

267c. Socrates. And what shall we say of Polus and his shrines of learned speech, such as duplication and sententiousness and figurativeness, and what of the names with which Licymnius presented him to effect beautiful diction? Phaedrus. Were there not some similar inventions of Protagoras, Socrates? Socrates. Yes, my boy, correctness of diction, and many other fine things. For tearful speeches, to arouse pity for old age and poverty, I think the precepts of the mighty Chalcedonian hold the palm, and he is also a genius
6. Aeschines, Letters, 3.197 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7. Demosthenes, Orations, 21.20, 21.42, 21.73, 21.112-21.113, 21.124, 21.132, 21.143, 21.175, 21.183, 21.196, 21.207, 21.209, 21.215, 21.226, 24.154 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Plutarch, Demetrius, 12.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Papyri, P.Sakaon, 36



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
(law)court system Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
abuse Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
accused/defendant Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
accuser/prosecutor Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
adultery, cf. moicheia, seduction Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
aeschines Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
agonistic Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
anger, control of Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
anger, in oratory Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
anger/fury/ire/orge/rage/wrath Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
anger Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 381; Spatharas, Emotions, persuasion, and public discourse in classical Athens (2019) 15
antiphon Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
apollodorus, son of pasion Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
archippus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
aristotle Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
arrogance Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
assault Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
athens/athenian Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
barbarian/barbaros Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
choregia, choregos, cf. chorus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
cognitive approach to emotions Spatharas, Emotions, persuasion, and public discourse in classical Athens (2019) 15
conon Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
demosthenes, prosecution of meidias Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76, 127
demosthenes Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 118, 129
dionysia, great Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
dokimasia Spatharas, Emotions, persuasion, and public discourse in classical Athens (2019) 15
dramatization Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
egypt Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
enemy, enmity, cf. rival Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129, 136
eratosthenes, the adulterer Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118, 129
euphiletus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
execution Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
graphe xenias Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
homicide/murder, cf. killer, murderer Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
honor Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
hubristes Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
hybristic Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 136
hyperides Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
identity Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
insult, cf. offense Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
isocrates Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
justice, class Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
killing, of relatives Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
killing Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 118, 136
law, athenian. Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 233
law courts, and anger Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
law courts Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
lochites Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 129
lysias Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
meidias Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76, 127; Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 118, 129
moderation, cf. enkrateia, gentleness, mildness, praotes, sophrosune, temperance Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
monopoly, on violence Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
monopoly Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
mugger Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
neaera Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
nicostratus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
oligarchy Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
oratory athenian Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76, 127
orge, in classical athens Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 76
orge Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
peisistratus, peisistratids Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
philippides Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
plato, phaedrus Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
poison, cf. pharmakon Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
prison, cf. jail prosecuter, cf. accuser prostitute, cf. concubine punch Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
public and private litigation. Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 233
punishment. Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 233
quarrel Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
rhodes Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
rival, rivalry, cf. enemy Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
rule of law. Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 233
simon Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 129
slave Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
slight Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118
socrates Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
speech act Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
stephanus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
strike Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 136
teisis Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
theft, thief Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
theomnestus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
thirty Spatharas, Emotions, persuasion, and public discourse in classical Athens (2019) 15
thrasymachus Braund and Most, Ancient Anger: Perspectives from Homer to Galen (2004) 127
timarchus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 129
tragedy, and law' Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 381
vengeance, cf. punishment, revenge, timoria Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 136
vengeance Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93, 118, 136
whip, cf. flogging, scourging Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 93
zeus Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 118