Only I think that, if their advice
is really given in perfect good faith, even as they are trying to break up the
force belonging to our city by bringing charges before you against the
commander, who provides for its maintenance, so they are bound to show that
Philip's force will also be disbanded, if you accept their advice. If not, you
must observe that they are merely reducing our city to the same plight that has
already caused her to forfeit all her existing advantages.