The eyes of the Olynthians are opened to the fact that they are now
fighting not for glory, not for a strip of territory, but to avert the overthrow
and enslavement of their fatherland. They know how he treated those
Amphipolitans who betrayed their city and those Pydnaeans who opened their gates
to him. And a despotism, I take it, is as a rule mistrusted by free
constitutions, especially when they are near neighbors.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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