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Demosthenes, Orations, 24.130-24.131


nanIs it right, then, that you should deal tenderly with any one of them, and disregard for their sakes the tithes of Athena or the double repayment of public moneys? Is it right to leave unpunished the man who is exerting himself to save them? What is there, gentlemen, to prevent everybody turning knave, if knavery is to be profitable? Nothing that I can see.


nanYou must punish crime, not encourage it by your own teaching. Do not let them make a grievance of going to prison with your money in their pockets, but bring them under the yoke of law. People convicted under the alien acts do not think themselves aggrieved when they are kept in yonder building οἴκημα is a common euphemism for δεσμωτήριον . There seems to have been only one prison at Athens, and this passage suggests that it was in view of the Agora; but τούτῳ is not necessarily deictic. until the trial for false evidence is over; they simply stay there without expecting to get the freedom of the streets by putting in bail.


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

3 results
1. Lysias, Orations, 6.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 47.4-47.5, 54.8, 57.1 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Demosthenes, Orations, 22.77-22.78, 24.39, 24.82, 24.111-24.113, 24.115, 24.120-24.122, 24.124, 24.129, 24.131, 24.137, 24.148-24.152, 24.154 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
ancestors, athenian Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
asebia (impiety), of androtion Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
authenticity Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
coinage, wappenmünzen Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
demosion (public treasury) Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
houses Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
law, on olive trees Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
law, νόμοι τελωνικοί Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
law Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
leases, lessees Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
leases, rental Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
mesogaia, horoi at zagani Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
metics, as lessees Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66
miaros (pollution, impurity), disqualifying from public life Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
moriai Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
olives, as cash-crop Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
olives, legal protection Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
panathenaia (great) Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
panathenaic amphorae Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
peisistratos, and the great panathenaia Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
taxation, pentekostai Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
temple, temple-robbery' Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
tithes Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 275
xenophon, proposals in poroi Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 66