It was therefore a matter of
necessity for us to receive them. I must tell you that hitherto, although I had
often served as your trierarch, I had never taken equipment from the dockyards,
but had supplied it at my own private expense whenever need arose, in order that
I might have as little trouble as possible with the state. On this occasion,
however, I was compelled to take over the names in accordance with the decrees
and the law.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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