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§ 1 (Dem. 1).

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§ 3 (Dem. 3).

§ 4 (Dem. 4).

§ 5 (Dem. 5).

§ 6 (Dem. 6).

§ 7 (Dem. 7).

§ 8 (Dem. 8).

§ 9 (Dem. 9).

§ 10 (Dem. 10).

§ 11 (Dem. 11).

§ 12 (Dem. 13).

§ 13 (Dem. 14).

→ § 14 (Dem. 15).

§ 15 (Dem. 16).

§ 16 (Dem. 17).

§ 17 (Dem. 18).

§ 18 (Dem. 19).

§ 19 (Dem. 20).

§ 20 (Dem. 21).

§ 21 (Dem. 23).

§ 22 (Dem. 22).

§ 23 (Dem. 24).

§ 24 (Dem. 25 & 26).

§ 25 (Dem. 59).

§ 26 (Dem. 58).

§ 27 (Dem. 57).

§ 28 (Dem. 27).

§ 29 (Dem. 28).

§ 30 (Dem. 29).

§ 31 (Dem. 30).

§ 32 (Dem. 31).

§ 33 (Dem. 54).

§ 34 (Dem. 39).

§ 35 (Dem. 40).

§ 36 (Dem. 36).

§ 37 (Dem. 45).

§ 38 (Dem. 46).

§ 39 (Dem. 32).

§ 40 (Dem. 37).

§ 41 (Dem. 38).

§ 42 (Dem. 35).

§ 43 (Dem. 34).

§ 44 (Dem. 33).

§ 45 (Dem. 55).

§ 46 (Dem. 52).

§ 47 (Dem. 51).

§ 48 (Dem. 50).

§ 49 (Dem. 49).

§ 50 (Dem. 53).

§ 51 (Dem. 42).

§ 52 (Dem. 41).

§ 53 (Dem. 48).

§ 54 (Dem. 56).

§ 55 (Dem. 47).

§ 56 (Dem. 43).

§ 57 (Dem. 44).

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Libanius, Hypotheses to the Orations of Demosthenes 

Craig Gibson, trans., edition of April 30, 2003

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· § 14 (Dem. 15) ·

Plot on a Map
Chios.
Byzantium.
Athens.
Caria.
Rhodes.

(1) The peoples of Chios, Rhodes, and Byzantium <waged> the so-called “War of the Allies”12 against the Athenians; formerly they had been Athenian subjects, but at that time they had made an alliance with each other against Athens. (2) The Rhodians, since they neighbored on Caria, appeared to be on friendly terms with its viceroy, Mausolus. But having gradually gained their trust, Mausolus organized a plot against the Rhodian people, robbed them of their democracy, and enslaved the city with the help of a few very powerful men. (3) So Demosthenes advises the people not to overlook these events, but to help the people of Rhodes, saying that it is expedient for the Athenians that cities be democratically governed. But even if the Rhodians have committed wrongs against us (he says), it is appropriate and customary for us to liberate those Greeks who have suffered in some way and not to bear a grudge against those who commit transgressions against the city.

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Notes

Note 12   Or “Social” War, from the Latin word for “allies” ( socii ) (357-355 B.C.).

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