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The Universal Anthology Volume 3; A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern, with Biographical and Explanatory Notes (Paperback) Loot Price: R437
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The Universal Anthology Volume 3; A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern, with Biographical and...

The Universal Anthology Volume 3; A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern, with Biographical and Explanatory Notes (Paperback)

Richard Garnett

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...purpose of subverting the established government and acquiring despotic authority for themselves. The demagogue was essentially a leader of opposition, who gained his influence by denouncing the men in real ascendency and in actual executive functions. Now under the early oligarchies his opposition could be shown only by armed insurrection, and it conducted him either to personal sovereignty or to destruction. But the growth of democratical institutions insured both to him and to his political opponents full liberty of speech, and a paramount assembly to determine between them; whilst it both limited the range of his ambition, and set aside the appeal to armed force. The railing demagogue of Athens at the time of the Peloponnesian war (even if we accept literally the representations of his worst enemies) was thus a far less mischievous and dangerous person than the fighting demagogue of the earlier centuries; and the "growth of habits of public speaking" (to use Aristotle's expression) was the cause of the difference. Opposition by the tongue was a beneficial substitute for opposition by the sword. The rise of these despots on the ruins of the previous oligarchies was, in appearance, a return to the principles of the heroic age--the restoration of a government of personal will in place of that systematic arrangement known as the City. But the Greek mind had so far outgrown those early principles, that no new government founded thereupon could meet with willing acquiescence, except under some temporary excitement. At first doubtless the popularity of the usurper--combined with the fervor of his partisans and the expulsion or intimidation of opponents, and further enhanced by the punishment of rich oppressors--was sufficient to procure for him obedi...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Richard Garnett
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 138
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-23623-4
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-23623-8
Barcode: 9781236236234

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