History of Greece; Repr. from the London Ed Volume 8

History of Greece; Repr. from the London Ed Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...new senate, composed of compliant, assured, and oligarchical persons; including many of the returned exiles who had been formerly in the Four Hundred, and many also of the preceding senators who were willing to serve their designs.1 They farther named new magistrates and officers; a new Board of Eleven, to manage the business of police and the public force, with Satyrus, one of their most violent partisans, as chief; a Board of Ten, to govern in Peiraeus;2 an archon, to give name to the year, Pythodorus, and a second, or king-archon, Patrokles,3 to offer the customary sacrifices on behalf of the city. While thus securing their own ascendency, and placing all power in the hands of the most violent oligarchical partisans, they began by professing reforming principles of the strictest virtue; denouncing the abuses of the past democracy, and announcing their determination to purge the city of evil-doers.4 The philosopher Plato--then a young man about twenty-four years old, of anti-democratical politics, and nephew of Kritias--was at first misled, together with various others, by these splendid professions; he conceived hopes, and even received encouragement from his relations, that he might play an active part under the new oligarchy.5 Though he soon came to discern how little congenial his feelings were with theirs, yet in the beginning doubtless such honest illusions contributed materially to strengthen their hands. 1 Xenoph. Hellen. ii, 2, 11: Lysias cont. Agorat. Orat. xiii, sects. 23-80. Tisias, the brother-in-law of Charikles, was a member of this senate (Isokrates, Or. xvi, De Bigis, s. 53).' 1 Plato, Epist. vii, p. 324, B.; Xenoph. Hellen. ii, 3, 54. 3 Isokrates cont. Kallimach. Or. xviii, s. 6, p. 372. 4 Lysias, Orat. xii, cont. Eratosth. s....show more

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