Greece appears sicuro me sufficient for an example

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

Again, the prince who holds per country differing durante the above respects ought sicuro make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and preciso weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that no foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get a footing there; for it will always happen that such verso 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 sopra every other country where they obtained per footing they were brought mediante by the inhabitants. So that durante respect esatto those subject states he has not preciso take any trouble sicuro gain them over to himself, for the whole of them quickly rally puro the state which he has acquired there. He has only to 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 onesto remain entirely master per 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, con 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 puro gain authority. The Achaeans and ?tolians were kept friendly by them, the kingdom of Accozzaglia was humbled, Antiochus was driven out; yet the merits of the Achaeans and ?tolians never secured for them permission to increase their power, nor did the persuasions of Philip ever induce the Romans esatto 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 per these instances what all prudent princes ought puro do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy onesto remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is niente affatto longer per time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens con this, as the physicians say it happens sopra hectic fever, that sopra the beginning of the malady it is easy preciso cure but difficult esatto detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated durante the beginning, it becomes easy onesto detect but difficult preciso cure. Thus it happens durante affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given preciso a wise man preciso see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted puro grow per verso way that every one can see them, there is niente affatto longer per remedy. Therefore, the Romans, foreseeing troubles, dealt with them at once, and, even esatto avoid verso war, would not let them che puro verso head, for they knew that war is not puro be avoided, but is only onesto be put off preciso the advantage of others; moreover they wished onesto fight with Philip and Antiochus in Greece so as not puro have puro do it durante Italy; they could have avoided both, but this they did not wish; nor did that ever please them which is forever con 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 onesto bring with it good as well as evil, and evil as well as good.

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