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One thing remained now for them to do—to betray Cersobleptes and the Thracian coast. This they accomplished on the 25th of Elaphebolion, before Demosthenes set out on the second embassy, the embassy for the ratification of the oaths （for this orator of ours, this man who shouts “Down with Alexander!” and “Down with Philip!” has twice been an ambassador to Macedonia, when he need not have gone once—the man who now bids you spit on the Macedonians）. Presiding over the assembly on the 25th, for he had gained a seat in the senate by intrigue,1 he, with the help of Philocrates, betrayed Cersobleptes;
1 The presiding officer of the assembly was a senator,chosen by lot for the day.
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