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CHAP. X.: What other Politicians thought. - Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Complete Works, vol. 1 The Spirit of Laws 
The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 1.
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What other Politicians thought.
TO temper monarchy, Arybas, king† of Epirus, found no other remedy than a republic. The Molossi, not knowing how to limit the same power, made two kings‡ ; by which means the state was weakened more than the prerogative: they wanted rivals, and they created enemies.
Two kings were tolerable no where but at Sparta; here they did not form, but were only a part of, the constitution.
[† ]See Justin, book 17.
[‡ ]Arist. Polit. book 5, chap. 8.