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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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Essays in Criticism, Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1883 - 379 pages
...the influence of his mistress Marcia, it shows that he could be led to good as well as to evil. But for such a nature to be left at a critical age with...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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The Neo-platonists

Electronic book - 1901
...those of later heroes of the Stoical protestation against 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 governed1." Here the- demand 1 That the Romans themselves were conscious of this, may be seen for example...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 140, No. 2, 1996)

...emperor Marcus Aurelius was a Stoic philosopher. In his Meditations, written in about 170 AD, he favoured a polity in which there is the same law for all, a polity with equal rights and freedom of speech, and a kingly government that respects most of all the freedom...
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Studies in Fronto and His Age

Madeline Dorothy Brock
...patronised." For the effect of patronage on literature, cf. Jnv. vn. inc. 8 Tac. Agric. 3, cf. Med. i. 14 : "A kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed." republicanism and imperial flattery, suggests that it was not so oppressive as it has been represented....
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