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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



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acropolis Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
akamas Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
alkibiades Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
altar Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
amphiaraia Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
antiphon Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
anytos Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
apollo,cults of, patroos Parker (2005), Polytheism and Society at Athens, 17
apollo,patroios Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
apollodoros Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
archeptolemos Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
archon Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
archonship,questions put to candidates Parker (2005), Polytheism and Society at Athens, 17
artemis,hekate Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
assembly,calendar Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
athena,goddess of the treasury Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 161
bourriot,f. Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
calendars,sacred Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
citizenship,scrutiny Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
demes (attic),erchia Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
demes (attic),paiania Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
demes (attic),thorikos Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
demes (attic) Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
demeter Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
demeter and kore,and persephone Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
eikades Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
eupatridai Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
festivals,eleusinia Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
finances,public Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 161
gennêtês Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
genos (attic),eumolpidai Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
harpalos Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
hekate Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
hekatostai records Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
herakles,in demes Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
hermes Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
homogalaktes Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
invocation Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 161
kerykes Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
krokonidai Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
law,athenian. Gagarin and Cohen (2005), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law, 151
law,sacred Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
lease,phratry Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
leschê Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 627
lykourgos,associates Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
lykourgos,policies Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
mantis,marriage,age of Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 598
mother (cybele) Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 161
oikos,oikia legal entity? Parker (2005), Polytheism and Society at Athens, 17
pandroseion Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
patriotism,in lycurgus Martin (2009), Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes, 161
persephone,and demeter Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
persephone Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
pherrephatte Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
phokion Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
phratry Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 598, 619
polyxenos Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
pots,consecration by Parker (2005), Polytheism and Society at Athens, 17
themis Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
theramenes Eidinow (2007), Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks, 316
thiasos Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 598
trierarch Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 619
witnesses Gagarin and Cohen (2005), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law, 151
wool,worked for athena by parthenoi herkeios' Parker (2005), Polytheism and Society at Athens, 17
zeus,herkeios Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
zeus,phratrios Humphreys (2018), Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis, 598
zeus,teleios Mackil and Papazarkadas (2020), Greek Epigraphy and Religion: Papers in Memory of Sara B, 64
zeus,titles of herkeios Parker (2005), Polytheism and Society at Athens, 17