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date: 08 August 2020


The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

One Greek definition of freedom included the ability of a state to exercise rule over others. The 5th‐cent. bc Athenians justified their rule over other Greeks by appealing to the motives of fear, honour, and interest: ‘it has always been the law that the weaker should be subject to the stronger.’ ... ...

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