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Also I think that not only the people of the Peloponnesus in general but even the adherents of democracy,1 whom we consider to be especially unfriendly to us, are already yearning for our protection. For by revolting from us they have gained nothing of what they anticipated; on the contrary, they have got just the opposite of freedom; for having slain the best of their citizens, they are now in the power of the worst; instead of securing self-government, they have been plunged into misgovernment of many terrible kinds;

1 Those in Peloponnesus who are not definitely committed to an oligarchic government.

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