If we are going to wait for him to acknowledge a state
of war with us, we are indeed the simplest of mortals; for even if he marches
straight against Attica and the
Piraeus, he will not admit it,
if we may judge from his treatment of the other states.
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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