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[46] [You know it yourselves. For why should you bear the whole blame, when all the other Greeks are just as bad as you? That is why I assert that the present crisis calls for earnest zeal and wise counsel. What counsel?]1 Do you want me to tell you, and will you promise not to be angry?“ [He reads from an official record]2

1 The last two words seem pointless. Perhaps τίνος; is the attempt of a scribe to join the longer to the shorter version.

2 A frank description of the Athenian attitude, which should follow here, has dropped out, and the lemma, which is found in S and other good MSS., seems to be a poor attempt to fill the gap. It is difficult to imagine any official document that would be of use to the orator here.

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