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Download PDF, EPUB, Kindle The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times, 2 Volume 4
Download PDF, EPUB, Kindle The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times, 2 Volume 4

The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times, 2 Volume 4 by Edward Augustus Freeman
The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times, 2 Volume 4
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Author: Edward Augustus Freeman
Number of Pages: 206 pages
Published Date: 22 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781236442079
File size: 38 Mb
Download Link: The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times, 2 Volume 4
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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. 1891 Excerpt: ...the Orthagorids at Siky6n, the Kypselids at Corinth, and the Peisistratids at Athens; and he gives speoial reasons for the long duration of each. (Elian, V. H. vi. 13, for the Peisistratids substitutes rip rwv Atvuavian' irapcL Bomopov.) The longest-lived, that of the Orthagorids, lasted a hundred years, a time quite exceptional among tyrants, though certainly not long among lawful kings. SHOKT DURATION OF TYRANNIES. 293 part of the citizens owed to him their citizenship, their Chap. vn. place in the commonwealth, and what, under the rule of a tyrant, was more precious than a place in the commonwealth, the lots of land with which such citizenship was commonly accompanied. Add to this that the tyrant's temptations to oppression were so great that in him mere abstinence from oppression seemed meritorious. A government even moderately just, a government under which the lives, property, and honour of the citizens were not flagrantly outraged, won for him the reputation of a benefactor. A tyrant was so likely to do evil that to a tyrant who did some good all the evil that he might have done but did not was reckoned as a kind of positive merit. But this toleration or acquiescence in Failure of the tyrant's position was purely personal; it might last for SUC0eggiOn his own lifetime; it might enable his power to pass quietly?mon? to his son or to some other kinsman. But it could do no more. Among lawful kings, the sentiment attaching to the kingly line, the grateful memory of the reign of some beneficent and beloved prince, has often secured a kingdom to some generations, of unworthy successors. With the tyrant this could never be. The merit of the Son of father could at most hand on his dominion to his son; the son could keep his father's dominion only by merit of ...

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