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and instead of respect and the hegemony of Hellas, Athens had a name that stank like a nest of Myonnesian1 pirates. And Philip from his base in Macedonia was no longer contending with us for Amphipolis, but already for Lemnos, Imbros, and Scyros, our own possessions, while our citizens were abandoning the Chersonese, the undisputed property of Athens. And the special meetings of the assembly which you were forced to hold, in fear and tumult, were more in number than the regular meetings.

1 Μυοννήσος, “Mouse-island”, was a little island off the coast of Thessaly, notorious as a nest of pirates.

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