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eed does not overlook even any small gain.This and the following excerpts may well be from the speeches of the Greeks as they weighed the choice between fighting the Persians, with possible defeat, and putting themselves under the tyrant Gelon. For the surest guardian of safety is mistrust. Now children, when they are being ill treated, turn for aid to their parents, but states turn to the peoples who once founded them.That is, the mother-cities of Greece should not seek aid from the colonies they had once founded in Sicily. A tyrant's greed does not rest satisfied with what he possesses, but it yearns after the property of others and is never sated. As for those whose character will oppose his domination, he will not, when the opportunity offers, allow them to become powerful. For you are descendants of those men who have bequeathed to glory their own virtues, deathless after their death. For as the r
pts may well be from the speeches of the Greeks as they weighed the choice between fighting the Persians, with possible defeat, and putting themselves under the tyrant Gelon. For the surest guardian of safety is mistrust. Now children, when they are being ill treated, turn for aid to their parents, but states turn to the peoples who once founded them.That is, the mother-cities of Greece should not seek aid from the colonies they had once founded in Sicily. A tyrant's greed does not rest satisfied with what he possesses, but it yearns after the property of others and is never sated. As for those whose character will oppose his domination, he will not, when the opportunity offers, allow them to become powerful. For you are descendants of those men who have bequeathed to glory their own virtues, deathless after their death. For as the reward for the alliance it is not money he requires, which one can often