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Headword: Ὀλιγαρχούμενοι
Adler number: omicron,149
Translated headword: those being oligarched, those being governed by oligarchy
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] those being ruled by few. There are three constitutions: monarchy, oligarchy, democracy.[1]
Greek Original:
Ὀλιγαρχούμενοι: ὑπὸ ὀλίγων ἀρχόμενοι. τρεῖς εἰσι πολιτεῖαι, βασιλεία, ὀλιγαρχία, δημοκρατία.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica, beginning with Hesychius omicron536; references at Photius omicron210 Theodoridis. The headword itself -- masculine nominative plural of this present middle/passive participle -- must be quoted from somewhere; extant possibilities begin with Thucydides 8.91.3.
[1] A bland reference to Aristotle's tripartite theory of constitutions in the Politics, a commonplace of ancient political theory.
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; philosophy; politics
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 3 August 2002@06:20:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 August 2002@05:03:31.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 20 November 2005@10:22:38.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 June 2013@04:50:55.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 January 2015@23:44:03.

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