At that time he had no supremacy at sea, nor could he reach
Attica by land unless the
Thessalians followed his banner and the Thebans gave him free passage. In spite
of his successes against the commanders you sent out, such as they
were—I have nothing to say of their failure—he found himself
in trouble by reason of conditions of locality and of the comparative resources
of the two combatants.
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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