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Nevertheless, in spite of these conditions, I shall not desist from what I had in mind to say. For I have come before you, not to seek your favor nor to solicit your votes, but to make known the views I hold, first, regarding the proposals which have been put before you by the Prytaneis,1 and, second, regarding the other interests of the state; for no good will come of the resolutions which have now been made regarding the peace2 unless we are well advised also with regard to what remains to be done.

1 The Senate of the Five Hundred was divided into ten committees of 50, each serving a tenth part of the year. Such a committee was called a prytany and its members prytaneis. The prytany formulated measures to be brought before the General Assembly.

2 See Introduction, p. 2, note c.

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