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Demosthenes, Orations, 24.137


nanThen if it was right that for them the old-established laws should be operative, and that they should be punished in accordance with the existing laws, can it be right that for the sake of Androtion, Glaucetes, and Melanopus, a brand-new statute should be made,—for men who have been found guilty and condemned by verdict in pursuance of old-established laws, and who are declared to be detaining sacred and public moneys? Will not Athens be a laughing-stock if she is discovered enacting laws for the deliverance of temple robbers?


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

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

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

857b. on obtaining pardon from the State, or after payment of double the sum stolen, he shall be let out of prison. Clin. How comes it, Stranger, that we are ruling that it makes no difference to the thief whether the thing he steals be great or small, and whether the place it is stolen from be holy or unhallowed, or whatever other differences may exist in the manner of a theft; whereas the lawgiver ought to suit the punishment to the crime by inflicting dissimilar penalties in these varying cases? Ath. Well said, Clinias! You have collided with me
3. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

344a. the man who has the ability to overreach on a large scale. Consider this type of man, then, if you wish to judge how much more profitable it is to him personally to be unjust than to be just. And the easiest way of all to understand this matter will be to turn to the most consummate form of injustice which makes the man who has done the wrong most happy and those who are wronged and who would not themselves willingly do wrong most miserable. And this is tyranny, which both by stealth and by force takes away what belongs to others, both sacred and profane, both private and public, not little by little but at one swoop.
4. Sophocles, Oedipus At Colonus, 705-706, 704 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 2.13.3-2.13.5 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.13.3. Here they had no reason to despond. Apart from other sources of income, an average revenue of six hundred talents of silver was drawn from the tribute of the allies; and there were still six thousand talents of coined silver in the Acropolis, out of nine thousand seven hundred that had once been there, from which the money had been taken for the porch of the Acropolis, the other public buildings, and for Potidaea . 2.13.4. This did not include the uncoined gold and silver in public and private offerings, the sacred vessels for the processions and games, the Median spoils, and similar resources to the amount of five hundred talents. 2.13.5. To this he added the treasures of the other temples. These were by no means inconsiderable, and might fairly be used. Nay, if they were ever absolutely driven to it, they might take even the gold ornaments of Athena herself; for the statue contained forty talents of pure gold and it was all removable. This might be used for self-preservation, and must every penny of it be restored.
6. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 30.2, 47.4-47.5, 57.1 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7. Demosthenes, Orations, 22.77-22.78, 24.9, 24.11, 24.82, 24.101, 24.111-24.113, 24.115, 24.120-24.122, 24.124, 24.129-24.131, 24.148-24.152, 24.154 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Epigraphy, I.Eleusis, 138

9. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 47

10. Epigraphy, Ig Xii,8, 19

11. Epigraphy, Ml, 73, 58



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
ancestors, athenian Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
apodektai Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
apollo, oracle at delphi Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
asebia (impiety), of androtion Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
athena pallenis, athena, treasurers of the sacred monies of Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75, 256
athens, administration of sacred matters Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 16
athens, inventories Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 16
authenticity Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
basileus, lessor of temene Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
basileus Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
delphi, oracles from Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
demeter and kore Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
epistatai, mysteries Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
epistatai, shrine Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
epistatai Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
hiera, kai demosia Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 16
kerykes, delineation of the sacred orgas Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
law, concerning the temene Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
law, on the mysteries Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
law, on μερισμός Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
leases, rental Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
loans, sacred Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 16
merismos (allocation of revenues) Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
miaros (pollution, impurity), disqualifying from public life Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
orgeones, archives Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
pelargikon Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
sacred, finances Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 16
sacred orgas (ἱερὰ ὀργάς) Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 256
tax-farming, τελωνικοί νόμοι Papazarkadas, Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens (2011) 75
temple, temple-robbery' Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 131
treasuries, sacred Dignas, Economy of the Sacred in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor (2002) 16