For I would never pay a man a farthing to
stand here by my side and make an outcry about his sufferings, since truth and
fact cry out loudly enough. Nay more, the commonalty of the Phocians are in such
an evil and pitiable plight that there is no question with them of prosecuting
at an Athenian scrutiny—only of living like slaves in mortal terror of
Thebans and of Philip's mercenaries, who are billeted on them after they have
been disarmed and distributed among villages.