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Aristotle, Politics, Book 5, section 1310b (search)
at Syracuse and others in the same manner from the position of demagogue. Therefore, as we said, royalty is ranged in correspondence with aristocracy, for it goes by merit, either by private virtue or by family or by services or by a combination of these things and ability. For in every instance this honor fell to men after they had conferred benefit or because they had the ability to confer benefit on their cities or their nations, some having prevented their enslavement in war, for instance Codrus,The usual tradition was that Codrus was already king when he saved Athens by sacrificing his life. others having set them free, for instance Cyrus,Cyrus liberated Persia from the Median empire 559 B.C. or having settled or acquired territory, for instance the kings of Sparta and Macedon and the Molossians.Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, conquered the Molossi and became their king. And a king wishes to be a guardian,