One point more, men of Athens. Do
not forget that you can today choose whether you must fight there or Philip must
fight here. If Olynthus holds out,
you will fight there, to the detriment of his territory, while you enjoy in
security the land that is your home. But if Philip takes Olynthus, who is to
prevent his marching hither? The Thebans?
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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