The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, Vol. 2

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Published: 1839
Language: English
Wordcount: 298,259 / 987 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.4
LoC Category: DE
Downloads: 477
Added to site: 2010.09.29
mnybks.net#: 29130
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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e excluded from a share in the highest offices.(23) The democracy flourished so long as great men understood how to guide it by the imposing superiority of their individual characters, and educated persons ({~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA WITH DASIA~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMDA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER TAU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA WITH OXIA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA~}) dared to take a share in public affairs; it fell when the greedy and indolent people, allured by the prospect of rewards pernicious to the state, filled the public assemblies and courts of justice. We will not carry on any further our picture of the ochlocracy, in which all social union was entirely dissolved, and the state was surrendered to the arbitrary will of a turbulent populace.

6. The last of these changes, produced by what is called the spirit of the times, w

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