These were the bastions I planted for the protection
so far as it was possible to
human forethought; and therewith I fortified, not the ring-fence of our port and
our citadel, but the whole country. Nor was I beaten by Philip in forethought or
in armaments; that is far from the truth. The generals and the forces of the
allies were beaten by his good fortune. Have I any proofs of my claim? Yes,
proofs definite and manifest. I ask you all to consider them.