17.And as for the tyrants that were in the Grecian cities, who forecasted only for themselves how with as much safety as was possible to look to their own persons and their own families, they resided for the most part in the cities and did no action worthy of memory, unless it were against their neighbours.For as for the tyrants of Sicily, they were already arrived at greater power.Thus was Greece for a long time hindered, that neither jointly it could do anything remarkable nor the cities singly be adventurous.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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