The report of the council, Demosthenes, was not proved false; it was quite
true, but the jury decided to acquit Polyeuctus. The council was instructed to
discover the truth, yet, as I say, the court decided whether it was a case for
pardon. Is that any reason for distrusting the council over the present reports
in which it has stated that you and your confederates are in possession of the
gold? That would be disgraceful.
Dinarchus. Minor Attic Orators in two volumes, 2, with an English translation by J. O. Burtt, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1962.
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