Assuming that, when
Aeschines made those speeches about the Phocians and Thespiae and Euboea, he had not sold himself, and was not wilfully deceiving
you, we are reduced to one of two suppositions. Either he had taken an explicit
promise from Philip that he would do and perform certain acts, or else, being
spellbound and deluded by Philip's habitual courtesy, he honestly expected him
to do them. There is no third alternative.
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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