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49. si sine excidio Lacedaemonis fieri potuisset, fatebatur pacis cum tyranno mentionem admittendam auribus non fuisse; nunc, cum aliter quam ruina gravissimae civitatis opprimi non posset, [2] satius visum esse, tyrannum debilitatum ac totis prope viribus ad nocendum cuiquam ademptis relinqui, quam intermori vehementioribus, [3] quam quae pati posset, remediis civitatem sinere, in ipsa vindicta libertatis perituram. praeteritorum commemorationi subiecit, [4] proficisci sibi in Italiam atque omnem exercitum deportare in animo esse; Demetriadis Chalcidisque praesidia intra decimum diem audituros deducta, [5] Acrocorinthum ipsis extemplo videntibus vacuam Achaeis traditurum, ut omnes scirent, utrum Romanis an Aetolis mentiri mos esset, [6] qui male commissam libertatem populo Romano sermonibus distulerint et mutatos pro Macedonibus Romanos dominos. sed illis nec, quid dicerent, nec, quid facerent, quicquam umquam pensi fuisse; [7] reliquas civitates monere, ut ex factis, non ex dictis amicos pensent intellegantque, quibus credendum et a quibus cavendum sit. libertate modice utantur; temperatam eam salubrem et singulis et civitatibus esse, [8] [p. 164] nimiam, et aliis gravem et ipsis qui 1 habeant, praecipitem et effrenatam esse. [9] concordiae in civitatibus principes et ordines inter se, et in commune omnes civitates consulerent. adversus consentientis nec regem quemquam satis validum nec tyrannum fore; [10] discordiam et seditionem omnia opportuna insidiantibus facere, cum pars, quae domestico certamine inferior sit, externo potius se applicet quam civi cedat. [11] alienis armis partam, externa fide redditam libertatem sua cura custodirent servarentque, ut populus Romanus dignis datam libertatem ac munus suum bene positum sciret.

1 a. u. c. 560.

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