I, therefore, beg you all, men of
Athens, and beseech you to
listen to me with goodwill, first, because I am engaging in this contest to help
my father and in obedience to his wishes; and secondly, because I am both young
and without experience, so that I must count myself fortunate if, because your
goodwill is at hand to help me, I shall be able to show what this fellow has
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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