Now, men of
Athens, when this man Phormio
reached Athens, after completing his
voyage in safety on another ship, I approached him and demanded payment of the
loan. And at the first, men of Athens, he did not in any instance make the statement which he
now makes, but always agreed that he would pay; but after he had entered into an
agreement with those who are now at his side and are advocates with him, he was
then and there different and not at all the same man.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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