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Aristotle, Politics, Book 5, section 1303a (search)
cause at the time of the war against Sparta the army was drawn from a muster-roll.i.e. was made up of citizens and not of mercenaries. And this happens also in democracies, though to a smaller extent; for when the wealthy become more numerous or their properties increase, the governments change to oligarchies and dynasties.See 1292b 10 n. And revolutions in constitutions take place even without factious strife, owing to election intrigue, as at HeraeaOn the Alpheus, in Arcadia. (for they made their magistrates elected by lot instead of by vote for this reason, because the people used to elect those who canvassed); and also owing to carelessness, when people allow men that are not friends of the constitution to enter into the sovereign offices, as at OreusIn Euboea; its secession from Sparta to Athens, 377 B.C., was perhaps the occasion of this revolution. oligarchy was broken up when Heracleodorus became one