The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Hellenica by Xenophon:|
satisfy the demands of justice by crowning these conquerors with
wreaths of victory than by punishing them with death at the
instigation of wicked men."
At the conclusion of his speech Euryptolemus proposed, as an
amendment, that the prisoners should, in accordance with the decree of
Cannonus, be tried each separately, as against the proposal of the
senate to try them all by a single vote.
At the show of hands the tellers gave the majority in favour of
Euryptolemus's amendment, but upon the application of Menecles, who
took formal exception to this decision, the show of hands was gone
through again, and now the verdict was in favour of the resolution of