This is the relevant reference from the Books where Advocate is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
Many men also, incidentally, enjoy sitting in on the courts, listening to the disputes and suits. Some serve on juries. Others merely enjoy the interplay and logic, often applauding an excellent point when scored by one of the advocates.
Next, the corsairs, as if regretting their grisly act, or perhaps, more likely, as if regretting its unforeseen consequence, its general stiffening of a will to resist amongst the besieged, offered an uncontested exit from the city to adult males. Why only adult males? The ulterior motivation of this proposal was presumably to reduce the number of able-bodied defenders within the city. Accordingly, dissent abounded. One council member, however, benign Tarchon, skilled with the lyre, advocated its acceptance on two grounds. First, its acceptance would reduce the strain on stores of food and water within the walls. Second, the town had no right to deny individual citizens the right in such a matter to choose for themselves.