you—have you never cleared away these obstacles, even if you had no
further ambitions, and have you tamely submitted? Undoubtedly you have stood
aside from his path and made it abundantly clear that, were he to die ten times
over, you at least will make no further move. Then why do you pester us with
your embassies and your complaints?” If these are their words, what
are we to say, Athenians? How are we to answer? For my part, I cannot tell.
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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