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With this plan in view Callias sent ambassadors hither,1 Glaucetes, Empedon, and Diodorus the long distance runner, who brought to the people empty hopes, but silver to Demosthenes and his following. And he was buying three things at once: first, to be assured of your alliance, for he had no alternative if the people, remembering his past crimes, should refuse the alliance, since one of two things was sure, that he would be banished from Chalcis, or be caught and put to death—such were the forces that were moving against him, the combined power of Philip and the Thebans; and the second service for which the pay came to the man who was to move the alliance, was to provide that the Chalcidians should not sit in the synod at Athens;2 and the third was that they should pay no contributions to the league. Now in not one of these plans did Callias fail;
1 This was in 342 b.c.
2 Had the Euboeans come back into the naval alliance （see Aeschin. 3.69, note）, they would have been on the same footing with the other states that wee subordinate to Athens, and would have had to pay their share of the war-fund of the Athenian league. As it was, they came into a special alliance with Athens herself, and as her equals.
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