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On the Crown
 Look at these instances, because, though the right time for action is past, for wise men it is always the right time to understand history. Lasthenes was hailed as friend—until he betrayed Olynthus; Timolaus, until he brought Thebes to ruin; Eudicus and Simus of Larissa, until they put Thessaly under Philip's heel. Since then the whole world has become crowded with men exiled, insulted, punished in every conceivable way. What of Aristratus at Sicyon? or Perilaus1 at Megara? Are they not outcasts?
1 Perilaus: so MSS. here, and, with variations, in 295; according to Greek lexicographers the name was Perillus.
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