The Athenian Constitution

Author: Aristotle  | Date: 328 BC


...[They were tried] by a court empanelled from among the noble families, and sworn upon the sacrifices. The part of accuser was taken by Myron. They were found guilty of the sacrilege, and their bodies were cast out of their graves and their race banished for evermore. In view of this expiation, Epimenides the Cretan performed a purification of the city.


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Chicago: Aristotle, "Chapter 1," The Athenian Constitution, trans. Sir Frederic G. Kenyon Original Sources, accessed November 28, 2022,

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