Do you consider that the evils for which Demosthenes and his avarice have been
responsible are trivial or of little import for the whole of Greece
? Do you think that he deserves any pity
at your hands after committing such offences? Should he not rather suffer the
extreme penalty to atone for his crimes, both past and present? The verdict
given by you today, Athenians, will be heard by all mankind, who will observe
how you, the judges, treat the man with such a record.