Yet we all of us occupy our cities either by
inheritance from our ancestors or by right of conquest in war. But you, who were
not the first to take Amphipolis, who do not possess it today, and who made the
briefest sojourn in that district, now lay claim to the city, and that in spite
of your own most solemn assurances in my favour. For I wrote to you again and
again on the subject, and you acknowledged that I was in the right by making
peace with me at a time when I was in occupation of the city, and subsequently
by concluding an alliance with me on the same terms.