In fact, the Council of the Areopagus knew well that Aeschines had
been to blame throughout this affair, and therefore when, after choosing him by
vote to speak in support of your claims to the Temple at Delos
, by a misapprehension such as has
often been fatal to your public interests, you invited the cooperation of that
Council and gave them full authority, they promptly rejected him as a traitor,
and gave the brief to Hypereides. On this occasion the ballot was taken at the
altar, and not a single vote was cast for this wretch.