overwhelmed by false testimony, men of Athens, and having been outrageously and
cruelly treated by Phormio, I have come to win in your court a verdict against
those responsible for the wrong. I beg and beseech and implore you all, in the
first place to give me a favorable hearing （for it is a great thing for
those who have met with misfortune, as I have done, to be able to tell others of
what they have suffered, and to find in you listeners who are kindly
; and in the second place, if I shall seem to you to be the
victim of wrongdoing, to render me the aid which is my due.