Political Fragments of Archytas; Charondas, Zaleucus, and Other Ancient Pythagoreans

Political Fragments of Archytas; Charondas, Zaleucus, and Other Ancient Pythagoreans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...and his attention is neither directed to his own advantage, nor to private, but. to public good. And on this account, the world is called icoo/ios, from the orderly disposition of all things which are coarranged with reference to one thing which is most excellent, and this is God, who is, according to conception, an intellectual animal, incorruptible, and the principle and cause of the orderly disposition of wholes. Since, therefore, the husband rules over the wife, he either rules with a despotic, or with a guardian, or, in the last place, with a political power. But he does not rule over her with a despotic power: for he is diligently attentive to her welfare. Nor is his government of her entirely of a guardian nature: for this is itself a part of the communion between man and wife. It remains, therefore, that he rules over her with a political power, according to which both the governor and the thing governed establish as their end the common advantage. Hence, also, wedlock is established with a view to the communion of life. Those husbands, therefore, that govern their wives despotically, are hated by them; but those that govern them with a guardian authority are despised by them. For they appear to be, as it were, appendages and flat? In the original ovpaviov faov a celestial animal; but as Callicratidas is here speaking of the Demiurgus, or artificer of the universe, who is an intellectual god, for ovpaviov I read voepov. For the Demiurgus is the maker, and not one of the celestial gods. But he is called an animal, as being the cause of life to all things. Thus, too, Aristotle, in the 12th book of his Metaphysics, says, " that God is an animal eternal and most excellent." terers of their wives. But those that govern them...
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