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On the Peace
 on the contrary, although we seek to rule over all men, we are not willing to take the field ourselves,1 and although we undertake to wage war upon, one might almost say, the whole world,2 we do not train ourselves for war but employ instead vagabonds, deserters, and fugitives who have thronged together here in consequence of other misdemeanors,3 who, whenever others offer them higher pay, will follow their leadership against us.4
1 The same complaint is repeatedly made by Demosthenes in the Philippics and the Olynthiacs.
3 See Introduction to the Panegyricus, Vol. I. p. 117.