For who other than this
fellow is to blame, men of the jury, if the ship did not arrive safe at the
Peiraeus? Are we to blame, who lent our money expressly for a voyage to
Egypt and to Athens, or is it the fault of this fellow
and his partner, who after borrowing money on these terms, that the vessel
should return to Athens, then took
her to Rhodes? And that they did this
of their own will and not of necessity is clear on many grounds.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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