Olynthiaca prima by Demosthenes
Call Number: Vat. lat 5356, fols. 25 verso- 26 recto
Publication Date: ca. mid 15th century
RR, Plate 58: Demosthenes' speech, written in the fourth century B.C., calls upon the Athenians to take immediate military action against Philip of Macedon while they can still defend themselves -- the parallel to the contemporary Turkish threat was exact, to Bessarion's mind, and his marginal notes, shown here, emphasize the point.