It must now be
clear to all of you, Athenians, that Philip never concluded a peace with you,
but only postponed the war; for ever since he handed Halus1 over to the Pharsalians, settled the Phocian question,
and subdued the whole of Thrace,
coining false excuses and inventing hollow pretexts, he has been all the time
practically at war with Athens,
though it is only now that he confesses it openly in the letter which he has
1 A town in the south of Thessaly on the Pagasaean Gulf; not to be confused with
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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