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" Homeric monarchies were in fact an instance of power depending on blood, and therefore of the ascendancy of nobility. They were like the feudal monarchies of modern Europe, essentially aristocracies, in which the separation of all the chiefs or nobles... "
The history of the Peloponnesian war - Page 508
by Thucydides - 1847
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The Miscellaneous Works of Thomas Arnold ...

Thomas Arnold - Anglican Communion - 1845 - 519 pages
...Homeric monarchies were in fact an instance of power depending on blood, and therefore of the ascendancy of nobility. They were like the feudal monarchies...ages, the kings, as they are called, resemble the feudal vassals of France and Germany, each supreme over a dominion as extensive as the Greek kingdoms,...
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The Miscellaneous Works...

Thomas Arnold - 1846 - 545 pages
...Homeric monarchies were in fact an instance of power depending on blood, and therefore of the ascendancy of nobility. They were like the feudal monarchies...ages, the kings, as they are called, resemble the feudal vassals of France and Germany, each supreme over a dominion as extensive as the Greek kingdoms,...
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The Liberty of Rome: A History, Volume 1

Samuel Eliot - Constitutional history - 1849
...LIBERTY OF ROME. BOOK I. PERIOD OF FOUNDATION. AC 753-500. "Roma fcrox." — HoaiCB, Cam., in. 3. . " The separation of all the chiefs or nobles from the...strongly marked than the elevation of the king above hia nobles. " — ARNOLD, Appendix I. to Thucydida. VOL. i. 34 THE LIBERTY OF ROME. BOOK I. PERIOD...
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The ancient Romans (2 v.)

Samuel Eliot - Church history - 1853
...the redemption of modern times. BOOK H. PERIOD OF FOUNDATION. AC 753-500. '• The separation of nil the chiefs or nobles from the inferior people was...than the elevation of the king above his nobles." ARxOLD, AppewXx i. to Thueydidee. BOOK II. PERIOD OF FOUNDATION. CHAPTER I. THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE....
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The Autobiography of Giambattista Vico

Giambattista Vico, Giovanni Battista Vico - Biography & Autobiography - 1944 - 240 pages
...discernment. But the whole conception is adapted from Vico, and depends in particular on Vice's insight that "the old Homeric monarchies were in fact an instance...than the elevation of the king above his nobles." This ascendency, enjoyed in the earliest state of society by noble birth, has been traced in various...
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