Yet consider how things were managed in the
days of your ancestors, for you need not go abroad for examples to teach you
your duty. Take Themistocles, who was your general in the sea-fight at
Salamis, and Miltiades, who
commanded at Marathon, and many more whose good services were far greater than
those of our present generals: verily our ancestors put up no bronze statues to
them, but rewarded them as men in no way superior to themselves.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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