It is my personal opinion, Athenians, if I
am to speak the truth,—as I must,—that there is no question
whether the reports bearing on Philocles are true or false; you have simply to
consider now the punishment mentioned in the decree and to decide whether you
ought to fine a man who has done the city so much harm or sentence him to
death,—as he proposed in the decree against
himself,—confiscating the property which he has amassed from
perquisites like this.