Several Orations of Demosthenes; Exciting the Athenians to Oppose the Exorbitant Power of Philip King of Macedon

Several Orations of Demosthenes; Exciting the Athenians to Oppose the Exorbitant Power of Philip King of Macedon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1744 edition. Excerpt: ...let him stand forth, and disprove what I have said, by shewing, that those, who have been once deceived by him, are ready to trust him again; and that the Tbes saliansy salians, unjustly reduced to Servitude, are not desirous of recovering their Liberty. But if any one thinks I have fairly represented the matter, and yet is of opinion, that Philip, by seizing on Towns, Harbours, and. other strong Places, will be able to maintain his Acquisitions, he judges wrong. For, while the Interests of the several Allies in a War are equally taken care of, they will all readily lend their Assistance, and chearfully submit to the Inconveniences attending it: but if One among them, like Philip, usurps more than his share of Power, the first Opportunity, and the slightest Miscarriage, dissolves the Union. It is impossible, it is utterly impossible, O Athenians, that a lasting Power can be establish'd upon Injustice, Perjury, and Falshood. For, tho' such Arts may succeed for a time, and great Expectations may be built upon them, they will, sooner or later, be detected, and of themselves fall to nothing. As the lowest Parts of a House, or a Ship, ought to be the strongest, so ought all Actions to have their Foundation in Truth and Justice. But this is not the cafe, at present, with Philip's Actions. H I, I, therefore, give it as my Opinion, that we immediately send Assistance to the Olynthians, and, at the same time, Embassadors to the Thejsalians, to acquaint them with the Situation of Affairs, and to instruct them how to act: for they have already decreed to re-claim Pagas, and to take the Affair of Magnesia into consideration. But it concerns you, O Men of Athens, to fee that your Embassadors carry something more than Words, by setting on foot an Army...show more

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