falsehoods are the worst of slanders upon Athens
. If at one and the same time you were inviting the
Greeks to make war and sending envoys to Philip to negotiate peace, you were
playing a part worthy of Eurybatus1
impostor, not of a great city or of honest men. But it is false; it is false!
For what purpose could you have summoned them at that crisis? For peace? They
were all enjoying peace. For war? You were already discussing terms of peace.
Therefore it is clear that I did not promote, and was in no way responsible for,
the original peace, and that all his other calumnies are equally false.