Men of Athens, Philip has many
claims to congratulation on his good fortune, but beyond them all he might well
be especially congratulated for one thing, in which I solemnly declare that I
can name no man of our time who has been equally fortunate. Such achievements as
the capture of great cities and the subjugation of a vast territory are, I
suppose, enviable, as they are undoubtedly imposing; yet we could mention many
other men who have done the like.
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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