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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 16 16 Browse Search
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Aristotle, Politics, Book 5, section 1307a (search)
bles illegally bought up the whole of the land (for the constitution was too oligarchical, so that they were able to grasp at wealth) . . .Probably a clause meaning ‘civil strife ensued’ has been lost. And the people having been trained in the war overpowered the guards, until those who were in the position of having too much land relinquished it.Besides, as all aristocratic constitutions are inclined towards oligarchy, the notables grasp at wealth (for example at Sparta the estates are coming into a few hands); and the notables have more power to do what they like, and to form marriage connections with whom they like (which was the cause of the fall of the state of Locri, as a result of the marriage with Dionysius,See 1259a 28 n. He married in 397 B.C. the daughter of a Locrian citizen, who bore him the younger Dionysius. which would not have taken place in a democracy; nor in a well-blended aristo