however, would advise you—do not be angry with me—either to
humble yourselves and be content to mind your own affairs, or else to get ready
a more powerful force. If I felt sure that you were Siphnians or Cythnians1
or people of that sort, I should
counsel you to be less proud, but since you are Athenians, I urge you to get
your force ready. For it would be a disgrace, men of Athens
, a disgrace to desert that post of
honor which your ancestors bequeathed to you.