So far from saying that, I date his
hostility from the very day when he wiped out the Phocians. I say that you will
be wise if you defend yourselves now, but if you let the opportunity pass, you
will not be able to act even when you desire to. I so far dissent, Athenians,
from all you counsellors that I do not think you ought to trouble yourselves now
about the Chersonese or Byzantium.
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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