The Political Theories of the Ancient World

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Longmans, Green, 1903 - Greece - 294 pages
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Page 29 - And the King sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. And the King went up to the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets, and all the people both small and great : and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.
Page 79 - Yes, for it was not Zeus who gave them forth, Nor justice, dwelling with the gods below, Who traced these laws for all the sons of men; Nor did I deem thy edicts strong enough, That thou, a mortal man, should'st overpass The unwritten laws of God that know no change. They are not of to-day nor yesterday, But live forever, nor can man assign When first they sprang to being.
Page vi - Yet, for more than fifteen hundred years, it was universally believed that the Bible established, in the clearest manner, the reality of the crime, and that an amount of evidence, so varied and so ample as to preclude the very possibility of doubt, attested its continuance and its prevalence.
Page 30 - And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul ; to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book ; and he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it.
Page 76 - The fact is, he takes a middle course, and contends for protection not for its own sake, but as a means to an end. ' 1 am for a protection,' says he, ' which leads to ultimate free trade. I am for that free trade which can only be achieved through a reasonable protection.
Page 44 - Jove, and to all -who sit in the halls of Olympus, Whether to hail thee a god I know not, or only a mortal, But my hope is strong that a god thou wilt prove, Lycurgus.
Page 280 - Since these are the facts of experience, royalty is, in my opinion, very far preferable to the three other kinds of political .constitutions. But it is itself inferior to that which is composed of an equal mixture of the three best forms of government, united and modified by one another. I wish to establish in a commonwealth a royal and pre-eminent chief. Another portion of power should be deposited in the hands of the aristocracy, and certain things should be reserved to the judgment and wish of...
Page 253 - Jus Gentium was, in fact, the sum of the common ingredients in the customs of the old Italian tribes, for they were all the nations whom the Romans had the means of observing, and who sent successive swarms of immigrants to Roman soil. Whenever a particular usage was seen to be practised by a large number of separate races in common, it was set down as part of the Law common to all Nations, or Jus Gentium.
Page 147 - ... since politics uses the rest of the sciences, and since, again, it legislates as to what we are to do and what we are to abstain from, the end of this science must include those of the others, so that this end must be the good for man.
Page 149 - ... correct. In those cases then in which it is necessary to speak universally but not possible to do so correctly, the law takes the usual case, though it is not ignorant of the possibility of error. And it is none the less correct; for the error is not in the law nor in the legislator but in the nature of the thing, since the matter of practical affairs is of this kind from the start.

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