. . . make accusations. And they make it clear that even when they were friends of the Lacedaemonians1 their speeches were prompted not by love for them but by hatred of Athens and a willingness to flatter those whose power at any time threatened you.
1 Hyperides may be alluding to the period from 378 to 371 B.C., when Athens and Thebes were at war with Sparta.
Hyperides. Minor Attic Orators in two volumes, 2, with an English translation by J. O. Burtt, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1962.
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