When I arrived at Sestus, I expected to sail
for home, as my term of service had expired, and I had already served two months
beyond it and no successor had arrived to take over the ship. The general,
Timomachus, however,—for an embassy from the Maronites had come to
him, begging him to convoy their grain ships—ordered us trierarchs to
make cables fast to the ships and tow them to Maroneia—a long voyage
across the open sea.
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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