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[37] If indeed we could attack him with unanimity, all banded against one, I should not count it wrong in us to do him wrong.1 But since this is impossible, I suggest that we ought to be careful not to give the King an opportunity to pose as the champion of the other Greeks; for as long as you remain quiet, any such action on his part would excite suspicion, but if you are the aggressors, he will seem naturally anxious to befriend the rest, because they are hostile to you.

1 A curious piece of casuistry.

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