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[35] “Men of Athens, do you send us embassies on every occasion to explain how Philip is plotting against us and all the other Greeks, and how we must be on our guard against that man, and all that sort of thing?”—(we are bound to admit it and plead guilty, for that is just what we do)—“And yet, you most futile of mortals, when that man has been out of sight1 for ten months, cut off from all chance of returning home by disease, by winter, and by war,

1 As in Dem. 8.2, he alludes to Philip's absence on his Thracian campaign.

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