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Isocrates, Archidamus (ed. George Norlin), section 27 (search)
Isocrates, Archidamus (ed. George Norlin), section 55 (search)
Is it not shameful, finally, that other cities have endured the last extremities of siege to preserve our empire,For example, Thespiae. See Xen. Hell. 6.3. For other examples see Paus. 9.14, and Dio. Sic. 15.57 and 69. while we ourselves see no reason why we should bear even slight hardships to prevent our being forced to do anything contrary to our just rights, but are to be seen even at this moment feeding teams of ravenous horses,Horses were kept for racing, and were regarded as an expensive luxury. although, like men reduced to the direst extremities and in want of their daily bread, we sue for peace in this fashion?
Isocrates, On the Peace (ed. George Norlin), section 17 (search)
But if I leave off speaking at this point, I know that I shall appear to put Athens at a disadvantage, if, that is to say, the Thebans are to retain possession of Thespiae and PlataeaSee Isoc. 6.27, note. and the other citiesOrchomenus （Dio. Sic. 15.79）, Oropus （Dio. Sic. 15.76）. which they have seized contrary to their oaths,When they agreed to the Peace of Antalcidas. while we are to retire, under no compulsion to do so, from the territory which we now hold. But if you will only listen to me and give me your attention to the end, I believe that you will all impute extreme folly and madness to those who think that injustice is advantageous and who would hold in subjection by force the cities of others, failing to reckon with the disasters which result from such a
Besides this, they are clearly inconsistent in their dealings with others and with us. For when they were unable to gain our consent, they should have gone no farther than to compel us to submit to the hegemony of Thebes as they compelled Thespiae and Tanagra; for in that case we should not have suffered irremediable misfortunes. But as it is, they have made it clear that it was not their intention to give us that status; on the contrary, it was our territory they coveted.