By St. Thomas Aquinas ; done into English by Gerald B. Phelan (under the title On the govenance of rulers) ; revised with introduction and notes by I. Th. Eschmann.
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10 In Latin: praedicti tyranni. i 27 is a reproduction of Anisrotu*« account of the traditional tyrant's policy of repression, "many of whose characteristics are supposed to have been instituted by PRAIANDN or CORINTH; but many may also be derived from the Persian government'* (Pol. V, 11: 1313a 35-1314a 29). It is perhaps not unreasonable to think of the possibility that St. Thomas' original carried a mention of PERIANDER and the Persian tyrants. On this supposition it would be easier to explain the surprising reference to names or persons which have not been mentioned.
Dei V, 19. " T h e meaning of this proposition, which is doubtlessly intended to be a reproduction of Pol. Ill, 7: 1279b I, is not clear. ] It is possible for one man, or a few, to be of outstanding excellence, but when it comes to a large number, we can nardly expect a fine edge of all the varieties of excellence. What we can expect is the military kind of excellence, which is the kind that shows itself in a mass" (Transl. ) See In Pol DI, 6 (»V, p. 101). " Cf. CICERO, Pro P. , De Officii» II, 23, 80.
1. "«Sec Script. O. P. I, 358 ft, 254 If. Chorograffia f. 54, Hittoire t. " These buildings were rated among the finest examples of monastic architecture in the Latin Orient, comparable to the still existing monastery of the Augustinian canons, Bellapai's of Cyprus. Did HUGH II, or someone of his family (perhaps the Queen-mother PLAISANCE or ANTIOCH who was his guardian and Regent of the island until her death in 1261) give aid in the completion of these constructions? Was St. Thomas' De Regno, which the author characterizes as an "offering" to the king (Cogitanti mihi quid offerrem .