No doubt you remember, men of Athens
, that Iphicrates was a very
fortunate man, with his bronze effigy, his free board at the Town Hall, and
other grants and distinctions. Nevertheless he had the courage to fight a battle
at sea against our commanders in defence of Cotys, setting a higher value on the
salvation of that king than upon all the honors he enjoyed in your city. If your
resentment had not been more restrained than his impetuosity, nothing could have
saved him from being the most miserable of mankind.