I will not further ask what was
your proper course in those circumstances,—the answer is too obvious.
But who sent reinforcements to the Byzantines and delivered them? Who prevented
the estrangement of the Hellespont at
that crisis? You, men of Athens; and
when I say you, I mean the whole city. Who advised the city, moved the
resolutions, took action, devoted himself wholeheartedly and without stint to
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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