“Because,” you say, “the wretched creatures are
infatuated and stupid beyond measure.” Quite so, but still we are
bound to preserve them in the interests of Athens. And then again we are not certain of another thing,
that he will not attack the Chersonese.
Indeed, if we may judge from the letter which he sent you, he means to take
vengeance on the settlers there.
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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