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Demosthenes, Orations, 57.67

nanSir, who was your father? My father? Thucritus. Do any of your relatives give testimony in his favor? Certainly; first, four cousins; then, the son of a cousin; then, those who are married to the female cousins; then, the clansmen; then, those of the gens who worship Apollo, our ancestral god, and Zeus, the god of the household Called by this name because his statue stood in the ἕρκος, or enclosure. ; then, those who have the right to the same places of burial; then, the members of the deme, who testify that he has often passed the scrutiny and held office, and who are shown themselves to have cast their votes in his favor. In all that concerns my father, then, how could I prove my case to you more fairly or more convincingly? I will call my relatives before you, if you so wish.

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

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1. Aristophanes, Birds, 877 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

877. δέσποινα Κυβέλη, στροῦθε, μῆτερ Κλεοκρίτου.
2. Herodotus, Histories, 6.67-6.68 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6.67. So it was concerning Demaratus' loss of the kingship, and from Sparta he went into exile among the Medes because of the following reproach: after he was deposed from the kingship, he was elected to office. ,When it was the time of the dateGymnopaidia /date, Leotychides, now king in his place, saw him in the audience and, as a joke and an insult, sent a messenger to him to ask what it was like to hold office after being king. ,He was grieved by the question and said that he had experience of both, while Leotychides did not, and that this question would be the beginning for Sparta of either immense evil or immense good fortune. He said this, covered his head, left the theater, and went home, where he immediately made preparations and sacrificed an ox to Zeus. Then he summoned his mother. 6.68. When she came in, he put some of the entrails in her hands and entreated her, saying, “Mother, appealing to Zeus of the household and to all the other gods, I beseech you to tell me the truth. Who is my father? Tell me truly. ,Leotychides said in the disputes that you were already pregt by your former husband when you came to Ariston. Others say more foolishly that you approached to one of the servants, the ass-keeper, and that I am his son. ,I adjure you by the gods to speak what is true. If you have done anything of what they say, you are not the only one; you are in company with many women. There is much talk at Sparta that Ariston did not have child-bearing seed in him, or his former wives would have given him children.”
3. Plato, Euthydemus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

302c. he said, and no Athenian at all, if you have neither ancestral gods, nor shrines, nor anything else that denotes a gentleman!
4. Plato, Laws, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

729c. for where the old are shameless, there inevitably will also the young be very impudent. The most effective way of training the young—as well as the older people themselves—is not by admonition, but by plainly practising throughout one’s own life the admonitions which one gives to others. By paying honor and reverence to his kinsfolk, and all who share in the worship of the tribal gods and are sprung from the same blood, a man will, in proportion to his piety, secure the goodwill of the gods of Birth to bless his own begetting of children. Moreover
5. Sophocles, Antigone, 487-489, 486 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 3.58.4 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3.58.4. Look at the sepulchres of your fathers, slain by the Medes and buried in our country, whom year by year we honored with garments and all other dues, and the first fruits of all that our land produced in their season, as friends from a friendly country and allies to our old companions in arms! Should you not decide aright, your conduct would be the very opposite to ours. Consider only:
7. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 55.3 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

8. Lycurgus, Against Leocrates, 53, 8, 144 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

9. Aeschines, Or., 3.236

10. Demosthenes, Orations, 25.54, 29.33

11. Epigraphy, Lss, 18

12. Epigraphy, Ig I , 250

13. Epigraphy, Ig I , 250

14. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 1326

15. Epigraphy, Seg, 3.121, 21.541, 52.48

16. Epigraphy, Ig Ii3, 355, 324

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acropolis Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
akamas Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
alkibiades Eidinow (2007) 316
altar Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
amphiaraia Humphreys (2018) 619
antiphon Eidinow (2007) 316
anytos Eidinow (2007) 316
apollo,cults of, patroos Parker (2005) 17
apollo,patroios Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
apollodoros Eidinow (2007) 316
archeptolemos Eidinow (2007) 316
archon Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
archonship,questions put to candidates Parker (2005) 17
artemis,hekate Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
assembly,calendar Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
athena,goddess of the treasury Martin (2009) 161
bourriot,f. Humphreys (2018) 627
calendars,sacred Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
citizenship,scrutiny Humphreys (2018) 619
demes (attic),erchia Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
demes (attic),paiania Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
demes (attic),thorikos Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
demes (attic) Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
demeter Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
demeter and kore,and persephone Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
eikades Eidinow (2007) 316
eupatridai Humphreys (2018) 627
festivals,eleusinia Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
finances,public Martin (2009) 161
gennêtês Humphreys (2018) 627
genos (attic),eumolpidai Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
harpalos Humphreys (2018) 619
hekate Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
hekatostai records Humphreys (2018) 619
herakles,in demes Humphreys (2018) 619
hermes Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
homogalaktes Humphreys (2018) 627
invocation Martin (2009) 161
kerykes Humphreys (2018) 627
krokonidai Humphreys (2018) 627
law,athenian. Gagarin and Cohen (2005) 151
law,sacred Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
lease,phratry Humphreys (2018) 619
leschê Humphreys (2018) 627
lykourgos,associates Humphreys (2018) 619
lykourgos,policies Humphreys (2018) 619
mantis,marriage,age of Humphreys (2018) 598
mother (cybele) Martin (2009) 161
oikos,oikia legal entity? Parker (2005) 17
pandroseion Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
patriotism,in lycurgus Martin (2009) 161
persephone,and demeter Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
persephone Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
pherrephatte Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
phokion Eidinow (2007) 316
phratry Humphreys (2018) 598, 619
polyxenos Eidinow (2007) 316
pots,consecration by Parker (2005) 17
themis Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
theramenes Eidinow (2007) 316
thiasos Humphreys (2018) 598
trierarch Humphreys (2018) 619
witnesses Gagarin and Cohen (2005) 151
wool,worked for athena by parthenoi herkeios' Parker (2005) 17
zeus,herkeios Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
zeus,phratrios Humphreys (2018) 598
zeus,teleios Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020) 64
zeus,titles of herkeios Parker (2005) 17