Men of Athens
, you must not let slip the
opportunity that offers, nor make the blunder you have so often made before.
When we returned from the Euboean expedition1
and Hierax and Stratocles, the envoys of Amphipolis
, mounted this platform and
bade you sail and take over their city, if we had shown the same earnestness in
our own cause as in defence of the safety of Euboea
would have been yours at once and you would have
been relieved of all your subsequent difficulties.