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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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Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) - Meditations - 1900 - 180 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus ; 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 ; a disposition...
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A Book of Common Worship

Hymns - 1900 - 418 pages
...thus ordered, what should a wise man do or think, or not do or think " ? CXXI. From him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...respects most of all the freedom of the governed. with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom and justice; and to give thyself...
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Modern Eloquence, Volume 7

Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh - After-dinner speeches - 1900
...says that it is his aim to be the ruler of a state " in which there is the same law for all, which is administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and to carry on a government which respects, most of all, the freedom of the governed." He is a cosmopolitan...
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The Neo-Platonists: A Study in the History of Hellenism

Thomas Whittaker - Neoplatonism - 1901 - 231 pages
...plerosque populos eodem die hostes, dein cives habuerit." Caesarean despotism, holds up before himself " the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed."1 Here the demand for administrative unity might seem to be reconciled with the older ideal...
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Source Book of the History of Education for the Greek and Roman Period

Paul Monroe - Education - 1901 - 515 pages
...and through him I learned to know Thrasea, Helvidius, Cato, Dion, Brutus;* and from him I received the idea of a polity in which there is the same law...government which respects most of all the freedom 1 A grammaticus, a native of Phrygia. 3 Cornelius Fronto, a rhetorician and teacher and friend of Antoninus....
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Ethical Addresses, Volume 7

Ethics - 1901
...says that it is his aim to be the ruler of a State " in which there is the same law for all, which is administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and to carry on a government which respects, most of all, the freedom of the governed." He is a cosmopolitan...
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Matthew Arnold

Herbert Woodfield Paul - Authors, English - 1902 - 188 pages
...great men are inseparably connected by affinity of soul. " The idea of a polity," wrote the Emperor, "in which there is the same law for all, a polity...respects most of all the freedom of the governed." This ideal was very imperfectly realised in the Roman State. But is it perfectly realised now ? CHAPTER...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold: Essays in criticism, First series

Matthew Arnold - 1903
...also. How admirable in a hard- tasked ruler, and a ruler, too, with a passion for thinking 399 Jr J and reading, is such a memorandum as the following...governed.' And, for all men who ' drive at practice,' what practical rules may not one accumulate out of these Meditations : — ' The greatest part of what we...
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Glimpses of Truth: With Essays on Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius ...

John Lancaster Spalding - 1903 - 249 pages
...as the world a ruler, the herd a leader; but this chief is not above the laws. His ideal is that " of a polity in which there is the same law for all,...respects most of all the freedom of the governed." He abhors whatever is arbitrary or unjust, and finds nothing so odious as the character of a tyrant,...
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Greek and Roman Stoicism and Some of Its Disciples: Epictetus, Seneca and ...

Charles Henry Stanley Davis - 1903 - 269 pages
...Thrasea, Helvidius, ; Cato, Dion, and Bentus, from whose lives and recorded words he learned " the idea of polity in which there is the same law for all, a polity...with regard to equal • rights and equal freedom ofspeech, and the idea of a kingly government which respects mostoFall the freedom of the governed."...
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