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The story is told that in the drinking after dinner Philip downed a large amount of unmixed wine and forming with his friends a comus in celebration of the victory paraded through the midst of his captives, jeering all the time at the misfortunes of the luckless men.1 Now Demades, the orator, who was then one of the captives, spoke out boldly2 and made a remark able to curb the king's disgusting exhibition.

1 Plut. Demosthenes 20.3 tells of Philip's revelling and reciting the beginning of the decree introduced by his rival as if it were verse: "Demosthenes, the son of Demosthenes, Paeanian, thus proposeth." Justin 9.5.1, in constrast, speaks of Philip as bearing his victory modestly. Cp. also Plut. Moralia 715c.

2 Philostratus Vita Apollonii Tyanensis 7.2 names Diogenes of Sinope as the hero of this anecdote. Demad. 9-10 gives his own report of these events.

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