This is the generation of that Leviathan, or rather ...
In Leviathan he had vehemently assailed the system of the universities, as originally founded for the support of the papal against the civil authority, and as still working social mischief by adherence to the old learning.
Versy appendix entitled The Catching of Leviathan the Great Whale.
The State, it now seemed to Hobbes, might be regarded as a great artificial man or monster (Leviathan), composed of men, with a life that might be traced from its generation through human reason under pressure of human needs to its dissolution through civil strife proceeding from human passions.
We know the Leviathan only as it finally emerged from Hobbes's pen.