Now it was not
at Olynthus only that this habit
produced every kind of evil result; but at Eretria, when the democrats, ridding themselves of Plutarchus
and his mercenaries, held the city together with Porthmus, some of them were for
handing the government over to you, others to Philip. The latter on most points,
or rather on all, gained the ear of the sorely tried and ill-starred Eretrians,
and at last persuaded them to expel their real champions.
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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