91.Ath. ‘As for us, though our dominion should cease, yet we fear not the sequel.For not they that command, as do the Lacedaemonians, are cruel to those that are vanquished by them (yet we have nothing to do now with the Lacedaemonians), but such as having been in subjection have assaulted those that commanded them and gotten the victory.
But let the danger of that be to ourselves.In the meantime we tell you this: that we are here now both to enlarge our own dominion and also to confer about the saving of your city.For we would have dominion over you without oppressing you, and preserve you to the profit of us both.’
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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