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“But, Ctesiphon, it will never do for you to tell the people that, nor would our friend here,” meaning me, “venture to say to the Athenians that Philip is a man of good memory and great eloquence.” And we innocently, not foreseeing the trick of which you shall hear presently, allowed him to bind us in a sort of agreement that we would say this to you.1 And he begged me earnestly not to fail to tell how Demosthenes also said something in support of our claim to Amphipolis.

1 Demosthenes dared them to do it; they accepted the challenge and wagered that they would.

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