they were invaded by the
Lacedaemonians with a large force, both naval and military; and you will
remember that in those days the Lacedaemonians may be said to have held command
both of land and of sea. Yet in spite of the strength of the attacking force,
they never lost a town or even an outpost, they won many engagements, they slew
three of the enemy commanders, and finally brought the war to an end on their
1 Some Chalcidian cities obtained aid
against the growing power of Olynthus, and the war lasted from 382 to 379, when the
Olynthians sued for peace and became members of the Spartan Confederacy, not
exactly “on their own terms.”
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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