But when he says that
he is willing to arbitrate, he is merely mocking you. In the first place, he
expects Athenians to refer to arbitration, as against this upstart from
Pella, the question whether the
islands are yours or his. If you cannot preserve your maritime possessions by
your might that once saved Hellas, but
rely on any jury to whom you refer it, and whose verdict is final, to preserve
them for you, provided always that Philip does not buy their votes,
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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