Or if he persists in the lawlessness
and the insolence that he displays today, you, by putting these men out of the
way, will have delivered Athens from
men ready to go to all lengths in his service. For if the fear that they would
be called to account did not deter them, what conduct can you expect from them
if you should give them a licence to do what they please? Will they not outvie
Euthycrates, Lasthenes, and all the traitors of history?
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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