gentlemen of the jury, Demosthenes is so ready with his lies and utterly unsound
assertions, so oblivious of shame, exposure, or curse, that he will dare to say
of me, I gather, that I too was previously condemned by the council. According
to him I am behaving with the utmost inconsistency, because in the past I
opposed the council's report and pleaded my own case, whereas I am now serving
as its advocate and accusing him over the report before us today.