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[16] For the Hellenes are subject, some to us, others to the Lacedaemonians, the polities1 by which they govern their states having thus divided most of them. If any man, therefore, thinks that before he brings the leading states into friendly relations, the rest will unite in doing any good thing, he is all too simple and out of touch with the actual conditions.

1 The Greek states which were under the influence of Athens were democratic; those under Sparta's influence, oligarchic.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.2.4
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