They found a plausible pretext: you must either,
they said, pay contributions to a war-chest, maintain mercenary forces, and levy
a fine on all recusants, or else elect Philip as commander-in-chief: and so, to
cut a long story short, elected he was on this plea. He lost no time, collected
his army, pretended to march to Cirrha,
and then bade the Cirrhaeans and the Locrians alike good-bye and good luck, and
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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