But if shipowners, after engaging in
written contracts to sail to Athens,
are to be permitted to put their ships into other ports, giving out that they
have been disabled, or advancing other pretexts such as these of which
Dionysodorus has availed himself, and to reduce the interest in proportion to
the length of the voyage which they say they have made instead of paying it
according to the agreement, there will be nothing to prevent the voiding of all
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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