Of this disgraceful and notorious conspiracy, of this
wickedness, or rather, men of Athens, if I am to speak without trifling, this betrayal of the
liberties of Greece,
you—thanks to my policy—are guiltless in the eyes of the
world, as I am guiltless in your eyes. And then, Aeschines, you ask for what
merit I claim distinction! I tell you that, when all the politicians in
Greece, starting with you, had been
corrupted, first by Philip, and now by Alexander,
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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