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[4] In general, Phocion thought that the policy and kindly overtures of Philip should be accepted by the Athenians; but when Demades brought in a motion that the city should participate with the Greeks in the common peace and in the congress,1 Phocion would not favour it before they found out what demands Philip was going to make upon the Greeks.

1 The Congress of Greek states summoned by Philip to meet at Corinth. It voted for war against Persia under the leadership of Philip.

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