It is a fair inference that all his
accusations are equally dishonest and untruthful. I wish, however, to examine
them one by one, and especially the falsehoods he told to my discredit about the
peace and the embassy, attributing to me what was really done by himself with
the aid of Philocrates. It is necessary, men of Athens
, and not improper, to remind you of the position of
affairs in those days, so that you may consider each transaction with due regard
to its occasion.