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Lucian. Histor. Scribend.
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PLUTARCH takes notice of a very remarkable law of Solon's',
66 which declared every man « infamous, who, in any fedition or civil dissen« fion in the state, should continue neuter, and « refuse to fide with either party. Aulus Gellius', who gives a more circumstantial detail of this uncommon law, affirms the penalty to be « no less than confiscation of all the effects, and “ banishment of the delinquent.” Cicero mentions the same law to his friend' Atticus, and even makes the punishment capital, though he refolves at the same time not to conform to it under his present circumstances, unless his friend should advise him to the contrary.
Which of these relators has given us the real penalty annexed to this law by Solon ,