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[20] Now I want you, Athenians, to consider the possibilities of the case, and see how you can both serve and receive your pay. Surely it is not like men of sense and spirit to shirk your military duty because the pay is not forthcoming, thinking lightly of the shame of it all; or to snatch up arms and march against Corinth or Megara,1 but to let Philip enslave Greek cities, because you are short of rations for a campaign.

1 Generally explained of the attacks on Corinth in 458 and on Megara in 431 (Thuc. 1.105;Thuc. 2.31); but probably the reference is to some later and obscurer events.

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