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For this the assistant who carried out the act has the reward she deserved, though she was not to blame – she was put on the wheel and then handed over to the public executioner; the guilty party, the one who planned it, will soon have hers, if you and the gods will it. [21] Note how much more just my plea is than my brother’s. I urge you to avenge the dead man, who is the victim of an irreparable wrong. For the dead man my brother will offer no request, though he deserves your pity and support and vengeance for having his life taken in a godless and inglorious manner before his time by the last people who should have done this.

6] When I decided to marry, men of Athens, and I brought a wife into my house, during the early period my attitude was neither to annoy her nor to allow her too much freedom to do as she wished; I protected her to the best of my ability and kept watch as was proper. But when my child was born, from then on I trusted her and I placed all my property in her care, believing that this was the strongest bond of affection. [7] And to begin with, men of Athens, she was the best of all women; she was a skilled and thrifty housekeeper who kept careful control over everything.

Aristotle (Ath. Const. 2) tells us that originally the Council, whose duties included the scrutiny of the Archons-elect and the Council-elect for the next year, had the right to reject candidates, but that by his own time rejected candidates could appeal to a court. Aristophanes in Wasps, a play devoted to the legal system, represents the judges who make up the chorus as elderly men. ), it does suggest that older men figured prominently among the panels, even if they did not make up the whole or even the majority.

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