The History of Rome Volume 2

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The History of Rome Volume 2 PDF ebook download 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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...in any village as its demote, was enrolled in the phyle to the region of which the village belonged. Now ordinarily the descendants of such a person continued members of the same phyle and the same deme, without regard to the place of their residence; whereby this division likewise acquired a semblance of being regulated, by descent: and. had the great council been entirely closed against the admission of new citizens, and had it been impossible for a citizen to remove from the tribe of his ancestors, the local tribes would have been transformed into genealogical ones. This will appear distinctly further on, from the account of a change of this kind in modem times: in antiquity there is no instance in which the object of keeping the state from being stifled by the bonds of hereditary privileges was thus forgotten. The connexion of a citizen with his local tribe was not indissoluble: a family might obtain a removal into another deme, though it is probable that the inducements to apply for it were extremely rare: the number of the demes was variable: new phyles might be added to the existing ones, or these might be re 78D Thus an alien, who produced uninterrupted evidence of his honourable birth, lineage, life, and conversation, was adopted by the houses of Dit-marsh as a cousin, and held in no less estimation than one who was born a member of the sept. See the chronicle of Neocorus. See the latter part of the section on the Six Equestrian Centuries. modelled; and every one who received a franchise by a decree of the people or by the law, was enrolled in a deme. If any one makes the presumptuous attempt to frame a distinct conception of the way in which states arose out of a foregoing order of things where no civil society existed, he is...

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