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Demosthenes, Orations, 22.2

nanfor he accused me of things that anyone would have shrunk from mentioning, unless he were a man of the same stamp as himself, saying that I had killed my own father. He also concocted a public indictment for impiety, not against me directly, but against my uncle, whom he brought to trial, charging him with impiety for associating with me, as though I had committed the alleged acts, and if it had ended in my uncle’s conviction, who would have suffered more grievously at the defendant’s hands than I? For who, whether friend or stranger, would have consented to have any dealings with me? What state would have admitted within its borders a man deemed guilty of such impiety? Not a single one.

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1. Aeschylus, Eumenides, 774-777, 773 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

773. τιμῶσιν αἰεὶ τήνδε συμμάχῳ δορί
2. Euripides, Electra, 171 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

171. ἀγγέλλει δ' ὅτι νῦν τριταί-
3. Herodotus, Histories, 6.136-6.140 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6.136. Such was the priestess' reply to the Parians. The Athenians had much to say about Miltiades on his return from Paros, especially Xanthippus son of Ariphron, who prosecuted Miltiades before the people for deceiving the Athenians and called for the death penalty. ,Miltiades was present but could not speak in his own defense, since his thigh was festering; he was laid before the court on a couch, and his friends spoke for him, often mentioning the fight at Marathon and the conquest of Lemnos: how Miltiades had punished the Pelasgians and taken Lemnos, delivering it to the Athenians. ,The people took his side as far as not condemning him to death, but they fined him fifty talents for his wrongdoing. Miltiades later died of gangrene and rot in his thigh, and the fifty talents were paid by his son Cimon. 6.137. Miltiades son of Cimon took possession of Lemnos in this way: When the Pelasgians were driven out of Attica by the Athenians, whether justly or unjustly I cannot say, beyond what is told; namely, that Hecataeus the son of Hegesandrus declares in his history that the act was unjust; ,for when the Athenians saw the land under Hymettus, formerly theirs, which they had given to the Pelasgians as a dwelling-place in reward for the wall that had once been built around the acropolis—when the Athenians saw how well this place was tilled which previously had been bad and worthless, they were envious and coveted the land, and so drove the Pelasgians out on this and no other pretext. But the Athenians themselves say that their reason for expelling the Pelasgians was just. ,The Pelasgians set out from their settlement at the foot of Hymettus and wronged the Athenians in this way: Neither the Athenians nor any other Hellenes had servants yet at that time, and their sons and daughters used to go to the Nine Wells for water; and whenever they came, the Pelasgians maltreated them out of mere arrogance and pride. And this was not enough for them; finally they were caught in the act of planning to attack Athens. ,The Athenians were much better men than the Pelasgians, since when they could have killed them, caught plotting as they were, they would not so do, but ordered them out of the country. The Pelasgians departed and took possession of Lemnos, besides other places. This is the Athenian story; the other is told by Hecataeus. 6.138. These Pelasgians dwelt at that time in Lemnos and desired vengeance on the Athenians. Since they well knew the time of the Athenian festivals, they acquired fifty-oared ships and set an ambush for the Athenian women celebrating the festival of Artemis at Brauron. They seized many of the women, then sailed away with them and brought them to Lemnos to be their concubines. ,These women bore more and more children, and they taught their sons the speech of Attica and Athenian manners. These boys would not mix with the sons of the Pelasgian women; if one of them was beaten by one of the others, they would all run to his aid and help each other; these boys even claimed to rule the others, and were much stronger. ,When the Pelasgians perceived this, they took counsel together; it troubled them much in their deliberations to think what the boys would do when they grew to manhood, if they were resolved to help each other against the sons of the lawful wives and attempted to rule them already. ,Thereupon the Pelasgians resolved to kill the sons of the Attic women; they did this, and then killed the boys' mothers also. From this deed and the earlier one which was done by the women when they killed their own husbands who were Thoas' companions, a “Lemnian crime” has been a proverb in Hellas for any deed of cruelty. 6.139. But when the Pelasgians had murdered their own sons and women, their land brought forth no fruit, nor did their wives and their flocks and herds bear offspring as before. Crushed by hunger and childlessness, they sent to Delphi to ask for some release from their present ills. ,The Pythian priestess ordered them to pay the Athenians whatever penalty the Athenians themselves judged. The Pelasgians went to Athens and offered to pay the penalty for all their wrongdoing. ,The Athenians set in their town-hall a couch adorned as finely as possible, and placed beside it a table covered with all manner of good things, then ordered the Pelasgians to deliver their land to them in the same condition. ,The Pelasgians answered, “We will deliver it when a ship with a north wind accomplishes the voyage from your country to ours in one day”; they supposed that this was impossible, since Attica is far to the south of Lemnos. 6.140. At the time that was all. But a great many years later, when the Chersonese on the Hellespont was made subject to Athens, Miltiades son of Cimon accomplished the voyage from Elaeus on the Chersonese to Lemnos with the Etesian winds then constantly blowing; he proclaimed that the Pelasgians must leave their island, reminding them of the oracle which the Pelasgians thought would never be fulfilled. ,The Hephaestians obeyed, but the Myrinaeans would not agree that the Chersonese was Attica and were besieged, until they too submitted. Thus did Miltiades and the Athenians take possession of Lemnos.
4. Isaeus, Orations, 9.17-9.19 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Isocrates, Orations, 18.52-18.54 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

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

869c. father or mother, the very authors of his existence, even for the sake of saving his own life, and will ordain that he must suffer and endure everything rather than commit such an act,— in what other way than this can such a man be fittingly dealt with by law, and receive his due reward? Be it enacted, therefore, that for the man who in rage slays father or mother the penalty is death. If a brother kill a brother in fight during a civil war, or in any such way, acting in self-defence
7. Sophocles, Philoctetes, 11, 8-10 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 6.27-6.29, 6.60-6.61 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

9. Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.7.22 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.7.22. Or if you do not wish to do this, try them under the following law, which applies to temple-robbers and traitors: namely, if anyone shall be a traitor to the state or shall steal sacred property, he shall be tried before a court, and if he be convicted, he shall not be buried in Attica, and his property shall be confiscated.
10. Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 96, 95 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

11. Ambrosian Missal 119, Homily On Lazarus, Mary And Martha, 1.115-1.116

12. Demosthenes, Orations, 22.1, 22.5, 22.8, 22.13, 22.27, 22.36-22.37, 22.48, 22.68-22.78, 24.6, 24.8, 25.2, 25.79, 47.69-47.72, 58.28-58.29, 59.4-59.6, 59.14-59.15, 59.116

13. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 1635

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abortion Humphreys (2018) 198
accused/defendant Riess (2012) 45
accuser/prosecutor Riess (2012) 45
achaeans Naiden (2013) 149
aeschines Naiden (2013) 149
andokides,genos,herms/mysteries Humphreys (2018) 464
androtion Riess (2012) 48
anepsios Humphreys (2018) 464
apollodoros son of pasion,lawsuits Humphreys (2018) 464
apollodorus,son of pasion Riess (2012) 48
arguments,religious,religious significance of Martin (2009) 271
asebia (impiety),against dead Martin (2009) 271
athens,laws and prescriptions Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
atimia Humphreys (2018) 464
boule,crown for Martin (2009) 128
bouleusis Humphreys (2018) 198
burial,legitimacy and inheritance Martin (2009) 271
burial,obligation Martin (2009) 271
burkert,w. Naiden (2013) 149
choregos,lawsuit Humphreys (2018) 198
citizenship,status Riess (2012) 45
cleansing,cf. purity Riess (2012) 45
clytemnestra Riess (2012) 45
crown,dedicated Martin (2009) 128
dating Martin (2009) 128
demochares Riess (2012) 48
demosthenes Naiden (2013) 149
detienne,m. Naiden (2013) 149
dike phonou Riess (2012) 45, 48
diocles Riess (2012) 45
diodorus Riess (2012) 45, 48
eusebia (piety),towards parents Martin (2009) 271
euthycrates Riess (2012) 45
fratricide Riess (2012) 45
graphe,asebias Martin (2009) 128
graphe asebeias Riess (2012) 48
graphê,paranomôn Humphreys (2018) 464
half-siblings,patrilateral,same-sex Humphreys (2018) 198
hitting Riess (2012) 48
homicide/murder,cf. killer,murderer Riess (2012) 45, 48
homicide Humphreys (2018) 198
impiety (asebeia),legal procedure (graphe asebeias)' Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
impiety (asebeia) Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
interpreters of law/exegetai Riess (2012) 45
invective,standard part of speech Martin (2009) 128
killer,cf. homicide,murderer Riess (2012) 45, 48
killing,of relatives Riess (2012) 45
killing Riess (2012) 45, 48
matricide Riess (2012) 45
mayhew,robert Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
miltiades,prosecution Humphreys (2018) 464
moicheia Humphreys (2018) 198
murder,cf. homicide murderer,cf. homicide,killer Riess (2012) 48
nicostratus Riess (2012) 48
odysseus Naiden (2013) 149
orestes Riess (2012) 45
parents,parricide Martin (2009) 128
parents,performing rites for Martin (2009) 271
parricide Riess (2012) 45, 48
perikles,sons Humphreys (2018) 464
persian culture and religion Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
philip v Naiden (2013) 149
philoctetes Naiden (2013) 149
plato,laws Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
plato Naiden (2013) 149
poison,cf. pharmakon Riess (2012) 45
pollution/miasma Riess (2012) 45
polybios Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
religion,and law Gagarin and Cohen (2005) 65
rites Martin (2009) 271
schöpsdau,k. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 328
self-aggrandizement,control Riess (2012) 48
self-portrayal Martin (2009) 128
slave Riess (2012) 45, 48
slaves,and law/court cases Humphreys (2018) 198
sophocles Naiden (2013) 149
supporting speakers Martin (2009) 128
synegoros Humphreys (2018) 464
temple robbery Gagarin and Cohen (2005) 65
theocrines Riess (2012) 48
thudippus Riess (2012) 45
troy Naiden (2013) 149
vengeance,cf. punishment,revenge,timoria Riess (2012) 45, 48
vengeance Riess (2012) 48
vernant,j.-p. Naiden (2013) 149
witness Riess (2012) 45