since the war is against an individual and not against the might of an organized
community, even delay is not without its use; nor were those embassies useless
which you sent round the Peloponnese
last year to denounce Philip, when I and our good friend Polyeuctus here and
Hegesippus and the rest went from city to city and succeeded in checking him, so
that he never invaded Ambracia nor
even started against the Peloponnese.
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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