previous next
[2] Again, when Leosthenes was talking very boldly and boastfully in the assembly, Phocion said: ‘Thy speeches, young man, are like cypress-trees, which are large and towering, but bear no fruit.’ And when Hypereides confronted him with the question, ‘When, then, O Phocion, wilt thou counsel the Athenians to go to war?’ ‘Whenever,’ said Phocion, ‘I see the young men willing to hold their places in the ranks, the rich to make contributions, and the orators to keep their thievish hands away from the public moneys.’

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (Bernadotte Perrin, 1919)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: