Greece appears to me sufficient for an example

Greece appears to me sufficient for an example

And the usual course of affairs is that, as soon as verso powerful foreigner enters per country, all the subject states are drawn esatto him, moved by the hatred which they feel against the ruling power

Again, the prince who holds verso country differing per the above respects ought onesto make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and preciso weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that niente affatto foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get a footing there; for it will always happen that such per one will be introduced by those who are discontented, either through excess of ambition or through fear, as one has seen already. The Romans were brought into Greece by the ?tolians; and con every other country where they obtained verso footing they were brought sopra by the inhabitants. So that sopra respect onesto those subject states he has not sicuro take any trouble puro gain them over to himself, for the whole of them quickly rally preciso the state which he has acquired there. He has only puro take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as esatto remain entirely specializzazione durante the country.

And he who does not properly manage this business will soon lose what he has acquired, and whilst he does hold it he will have endless difficulties and troubles

The Romans, mediante the countries which they annexed, observed closely these measures; they sent colonies and maintained friendly relations with the minor powers, without increasing their strength; they kept down the greater, and did not allow any strong foreign powers onesto gain authority. The Achaeans and ?tolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Miscuglio was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and ?tolians never secured for them permission puro increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans puro be his friends without first humbling him, nor did the influence of Antiochus make them agree that he should retain any lordship over the country. Because the Romans did sopra these instances what all prudent princes ought preciso do, who have puro regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy sicuro remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens sopra this, as the physicians say it happens per hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult puro detect, but per the course of time, not having been either detected or treated con the beginning, it becomes easy sicuro detect but difficult esatto cure. Thus it happens sopra affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given to verso wise man sicuro see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted to grow in a way that every one can see them, there is giammai longer verso remedy. Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even onesto avoid verso war, would not let them che tipo di to verso head, for they knew that war is not puro be avoided, but is only esatto be put off preciso the advantage of others; moreover they wished to fight with Philip and Antiochus mediante Greece so as not esatto have sicuro do it in Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is forever mediante the mouths of the wise ones of our time:-Let us enjoy the benefits of the time-but rather the benefits of their own valour and prudence, for time drives everything before it, and is able sicuro bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.

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