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Headword: *dhmokrati/a
Adler number: delta,446
Translated headword: democracy
Vetting Status: high
Polybius says: "when a democracy has done away with those who have conspired [against it], it no longer guards its freedom with mercenaries".[1]
Greek Original:
*dhmokrati/a. o(/ti *polu/bio/s fhsin, w(s dhmokrati/a e)panelome/nh tou\s e)pibouleu/ontas ou)ke/ti misqofo/rois threi= th\n e(auth=s e)leuqeri/an.
The contemporary word democracy may create associations that are too modern. See (e.g.) Herodotus 6.43, Thucydides 6.89, Aristotle Politics 1279b18; and see generally OCD(4) 436-7 (s.v. 'democracy, non-Athenian and post-Classical').
[1] Polybius 11.13.7. It continues: "whereas a tyranny, the more ambitious are its aims, the more mercenaries it needs".
Keywords: constitution; ethics; historiography; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Carl Widstrand on 8 January 2000@13:35:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, notes; added keyword) on 24 January 2001@08:43:33.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 26 June 2012@06:17:09.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@04:48:36.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 January 2015@23:34:45.


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