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§ 23-25 “Just so,” I went on, “Philip is offering lures to you. See that he does not deceive you. Though there are many expensive material inventions for the defence of cities (23), there is one moral safeguard within the reach of all sensible men, beneficial especially to free states in dealing with despots. I mean mistrust. Cling to it and you are safe (24). Philip's very title makes him the foe of all who seek freedom. Take care lest in seeking peace you find a tyrant” (25). θεωρεῖτε, generally taken as indicative, but we should expect a word more distinctly implying satisfaction. Cobet felt this so strongly that he wished to read ἡδέως ὁρᾶτε. It is possible that θεωρεῖτε is imperative, ‘look on, if you like (but do not be moved).’ ἀπεύχεσθε, imperative, always, like Lat. deprecari, of praying for a negative issue.