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How, then, some one might say, could Aeschines call him a man of the most astonishing boldness in his speeches?1 And how was it that, when Python of Byzantium2 was inveighing with much boldness and a great torrent of words against the Athenians, Demosthenes alone rose up and spoke against him? Or how did it happen that, when Lamachus the Myrinaean had written an encomium on Kings Philip and Alexander, in which many injurious things were said of Thebes and Olynthus,

1 See Aeschines, On the Crown § 152.

2 An envoy of Philip to the Athenian assembly, in 343 B.C. See Demosthenes, On the Crown § 136.

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