Philammon did not leave Olympia
without a crown, because he was not so strong as Glaucus of Carystus, or other
bygone champions: he was crowned and proclaimed victor, because he fought better
than the men who entered the ring against him. You must compare me with the
orators of today; with yourself, for instance, or anyone you like: I exclude
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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