[If, then, we were all agreed
that Philip is at war with Athens
and is violating the peace, the only task of a speaker would be to come forward
and recommend the safest and easiest method of defence; but since some of you
are in such a strange mood that, though Philip is seizing cities, and retaining
many of your possessions, and inflicting injury on everybody, you tolerate some
speakers who repeatedly assert in the Assembly that the real aggressors are
certain of ourselves, we must be on our guard and set this matter right.