, I beg that none of you
will imagine that I have come here to arraign the defendant Aristocrates from
any motive of private malice, or that I am thrusting myself so eagerly into a
quarrel because I have detected some small and trivial blunder, but if my
judgement and my views are at all right, the purpose of all my exertions in this
case is that you may hold the Chersonese
securely, and may not for the second time be cheated
out of the possession of that country.