Think then of a man, who had it in his power to be
counted among the innocent, choosing to fall out with them and to be accused as
an adherent of Philocrates, merely to let Philocrates make money, while he
accepts only the discredit and the peril! Could any human being be so senseless,
or so unlucky? No, indeed. You will find here, men of Athens, if you will only look at it in the
right way, a strong and sufficient proof that Aeschines did take bribes.
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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