Even now I
will not discuss them. But here was a man annexing Euboea
and making it a basis of operations against Attica
, attacking Megara
, occupying Oreus, demolishing
Porthmus, establishing the tyranny of Philistides at Oreus and of Cleitarchus at
, subjugating the
, besieging Byzantium
, destroying some of the Greek
cities, reinstating exiled traitors in others: by these acts was he, or was he
not, committing injustice, breaking treaty, and violating the terms of peace?
Was it, or was it not, right that some man of Grecian race should stand forward
to stop those aggressions?