4.For Minos was the most ancient of all that by report we know to have built a navy.And he made himself master of the now Grecian Sea, and both commanded the isles called Cyclades and also was the first that sent colonies into most of the same, expelling thence the Carians and constituting his own sons there for governors;and also freed the seas of pirates as much as he could, for the better coming in, as is likely, of his own revenue.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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