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[567a] “And also that being impoverished by war-taxes they may have to devote themselves to their daily business and be less likely to plot against him?” “Obviously.” “And if, I presume, he suspects that there are free spirits who will not suffer his domination, his further object is to find pretexts for destroying them by exposing them to the enemy? From all these motives a tyrant is compelled to be always provoking wars1?” “Yes, he is compelled to do so.” “And by such conduct

1 For ταράττειν in this sense cf. Dem.De cor. 151ἐγκλήματα καὶ πόλεμος . . . ἐταράχθη, Soph.Antig. 795νεῖκος . . . ταράξας.

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