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And not only in matters of ordinary routine and of daily occurrence do monarchies excel, but in war they have compassed every advantage;1 for in raising troops, and handling them so as to mislead and forestall the enemy, and in winning people over, now by persuasion, now by force, now by bribery, now by other means of conciliation, one-man rule is more efficient than the other forms of government. And of this one may be assured by facts no less than by words;

1 The same point is made by Dem. 1.4.

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