Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 6 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 237.

     Brutus, who rose to greatnesse by his enterprises, and byDION
     warre got all his strength and riches. But he in contrarieAND
     maner, spent of his owne goods to make warre for the libertie   BRUTUS
     of his contrie and disbursed of his owne money, that should
     have kept him in his banishment. Furthermore, Brutus and
     Cassius were compelled of necessity to make warres, bicause
     they coulde not have lived safelie in peace, when they were
     driven out of Rome: for that they were condemned to death,
     and pursued by their enemies. And for this cause therefore
     they were driven to hazard them selves in warre, more for
     their owne safetie, then for the libertie of their contrie men.
     Whereas Dion on the other side, living more merily and
     safelie in his banishment, then the tyranne Dionysius him
     selfe that had banished him: did put him selfe to that
     daunger, to deliver Sicile from bondage. Nowe the matter
     was not a like unto the Romanes, to be delivered from the
     government of Caesar: as it was for the Syracusans, to be
     ridde of Dionysius tymnnie. For Dionysius denyed not,
     that he was not a tyranne, having filled Sicile with suche
     miserie and calamitie. Howebeit Caesars power and govern-
     ment when it came to be established, did in deede much
     hurt at his first entrie and beginning unto those that did
     resist him: but afterwardes, unto them that being overcome
     had received his government, it seemed he rather had the
     name and opinon onely of a tyranne, then otherwise that
     he was so in deede. For there never followed any tyrannicall
     nor cruell act, but contrarilie, it seemed that he was a merci-
     full Phisition, whom God had ordeyned of speciall grace to
     be Governor of the Empire of Rome, and to set all thinges
     againe at quiet stay, the which required the counsell and
     authoritie of an absolute Prince. And therefore the Romanes
     were marvelous sorie for Caesar after he was slaine, and after-
     wardes would never pardon them that had slaine him. On
     the other side, the cause why the Syracusans did most accuse
     Dion, was: bicause he did let Dionysius escape out of the
     castell of Syracusa, and bicause he did not overthrow and
     deface the tombe of his father. Furthermore, towching the
     warres: Dion alway shewed him selfe a Captaine unreprov-
     able, having wiselie and skilfullie taken order for those things,