Hesiod, Fr. 338

“Don’t render judgment before you hear both sides.”

μηδὲ δίκην δικάσηις, πρὶν ἄμφω μῦθον ἀκούσηις

There is some clause-ending rhyme here, perhaps for mnemonic and rhetorical effect (mayde dikayn dikasays, prin ampho moothon akousays). Sort of like the “if the glove doesn’t fit you must acquit” of the ancient world…

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