in touching upon the achievements of our ancestors, I have passed by some of my
decrees and other measures. I will now therefore return to the point at which I
When we reached Thebes
we found ambassadors from Philip and
from the Thebans and others of his allies already there, our friends
panic-stricken, and his friends full of confidence. To prove that this is not a
statement made today to serve my own turn, please read the dispatch which the
ambassadors sent at the time.