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[16] Yet what did that move of his mean? For it was peace that he had sworn1 to observe; and let no one say, “What of all this? How do any of these things concern Athens?” For whether they were small things, or whether they were no concern of yours, may be another question. But religion and justice, whether a man violates them in a small matter or in a great, have the same importance. Tell me now: when he sends mercenaries to the Chersonese, your claim to which has been recognized by the king of Persia and by all the Greeks, when he admits that he is helping the Cardians and writes to tell you so, what does he mean? For he says that he is not at war,

1 Not strictly true; for Philip had not yet taken the oath, though the Athenians had. Hence Blass wished to readεἰρήνη . . . ὠμώμοτο.

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