following affront also should not be passed over. Though formerly you confined
yourselves to the charges I have mentioned, your arrogance is now such that,
when the people of Peparethus1
complained of the latest
“outrage,” you instructed your general to demand redress
from me on their behalf. I actually punished them less rigorously than they
deserved, for they seized Halonnesus in time of peace and refused to restore
either the fortress or the garrison in spite of my repeated remonstrances.