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[5] The sequel now rests with you. For you will make it plain whether you are going to punish the proposers of illegal measures or whether you intend to grant those honors, which till now have been paid to your benefactors, to presidents whose conduct is not lawful; and that too when you have sworn to observe the laws in giving your vote. There is, however, one argument open to them, namely that the people were compelled to pass the votes of honor.1 Even this cannot possibly mislead you; for it cannot be said that we were under any compulsion to crown the presidents.

1 i. e., the votes of honor for certain Macedonians. Hyperides agrees that it may have been impossible to avoid passing the votes of honor, but that there was no need to congratulate the presidents for having done so.

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