In my judgement they could not have done you a more
grievous injury. To turn their treaty of peace with a mortal man, a mere
potentate of occasion, into a covenant of immortal ignominy for the
commonwealth; to strip their city of all she had, even of the largess of her
good fortune; in the veriest extravagance of malice to heap injuries not only on
the Athenians of today but upon all who shall hereafter be
Athenians,—is not that an appalling iniquity?
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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