so that, if one looks at the matter
frankly, he will find that triremes such as these have sailed forth, not for
you, but against you. For a man who serves as trierarch in the interest of
ought not to expect to
grow rich at the public expense, but ought by means of his own resources to
repair the losses of the state, if you are to have the service which you need.
But each commander goes out determined to pursue the opposite course, and the
losses resulting from their own evil ways are repaired by the damages which fall