not quote any of these lines for his own instruction on his embassy. He put the
hospitality and friendship of Philip far above his country,—and found
it more profitable. He bade a long farewell to the sage Sophocles; and when he
saw the curse that came,—to wit, the army advancing upon the
Phocians,—he sounded no warning, sent no timely report; rather he
helped both to conceal and to execute the design, and obstructed those who were
ready to tell the truth.