when we set sail—,no, it was not to attack any part of Thrace, or any fortress there. For this at
least no man can say: “Ah, yes; he did do a little
damage,—in self-defence, you know, and to protect himself.”
That is not true; we never went to any place in Thrace; we went to Alopeconnesus, and that is in the Chersonesus and used to belong to
you,—a headland running out towards Imbros, a long way from Thrace; a place swarming with robbers and
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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