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" And, when that ruler is a Roman emperor, what an " idea " is this to be written down and meditated by him: — " The idea of a polity in which there is the same law for all, a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech,... "
Essays in Criticism - Page 289
by Matthew Arnold - 1865 - 448 pages
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The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Ethics - 1889 - 296 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus ; 8 and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom 1 Cinna Catulus, a Stoic philosopher. 2 The word brother may not be genuine. Antoninus had no brother....
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Erasmus, and Other Essays

Marcus Dods - Religion - 1891 - 376 pages
...29). Yet his own idea of government must have been as utopian as any. " I have received," he says, " the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...a kingly government which respects most of all the rights of the governed" (i. 14). It is, however, not as Emperor of .Rome, but as author of the Meditations,...
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Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Philosophy, Ancient - 1892 - 287 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus ; 13 and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...which respects most of all the freedom of the governed ; I learned from him alsot consistency and undeviating steadiness in my regard for philosophy ; and...
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Patriotism and Science: Some Studies in Historic Psychology

William Morton Fullerton - Democracy - 1893 - 162 pages
...grand cry. Of its best intent we have an inkling in the " idea " of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, — the idea " of a polity in which there is the same...administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of a people, and the idea of a kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed."...
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Patriotism and Science: Some Studies in Historic Psychology

William Morton Fullerton - 1893 - 162 pages
...same law for all, a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of a people, and the idea of a kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed." But, as Mr. Gladstone, in the famous debate in the English Parliament in 1850, on the claims of Don...
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Stoics and Saints: Lectures on the Later Heathen Moralists, and on Some ...

James Baldwin Brown - Christian saints - 1893 - 296 pages
...Severus, with Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, and Brutus, from whose lives and recorded words he learned ' the idea of a polity in which there is the same law for all, a polity 1 Meditations, I. 1 — 5. administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and...
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The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Translated by George Long

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - 1894 - 296 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus ; 8 and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom 1 Cinna Catulus, a Stoic philosopher. 2 The word brother may not be genuine. Antoninus had no brother....
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The Triumphs of the Cross ...

Edward Payson Tenney - Christianity - 1895 - 686 pages
...great to have been an emperor subject to the necessities of statecraft in that dark age — conceived of a polity in which there is " the same law for all,...of a kingly government which respects most of all freedom of the governed." "From the moment," says Judge Story, 1 "when principles of decisions came...
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Ancient Ideals: A Study of Intellectual and Spiritual Growth from ..., Volume 2

Henry Osborn Taylor - Civilization - 1896
...benevolent disposition, from another to love his kin, to love truth and justice, and from another " the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...respects most of all the freedom of the governed." ' In his adoptive father * he had the pattern of a ruler, one who was mild of temper, unchangeable...
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Discourses of Epictetus

Epictetus - Stoics - 1904 - 374 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus;15 and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...which respects most of all the freedom of the governed ; I learned from him also * consistency and undeviating steadiness in my regard for philosophy; and...
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