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‘ [6] For it is robbers that cling to cliffs and crags, but for a king there is no stronger or more secure defence than trust and gratitude. These open up for thee the Cretan sea, these the Peloponnesus. Relying upon these, young as thou art, thou hast already made thyself leader here, and master there.’ While he was yet speaking, Philip handed the entrails to the seer, and drawing Aratus to him by the hand, said: ‘Come hither, then, and let us take the same road,’ implying that he had been constrained by him and made to give up the city.

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