Now had it been the duty of every
man who desired the salvation of Athens
to come forward, all of you, aye, every Athenian
citizen, would have risen in your places and made your way to the tribune, for
that salvation, I am well assured, was the desire of every heart. If that duty
had fallen upon the wealthy, the Three Hundred would have risen; if upon those
who were alike wealthy and patriotic, the men who thereafter gave those generous
donations which signalized at once their wealth and their patriotism.