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By Paula Fox

"Chekhovian. . . . each line of Fox's tale, each gesture of her characters, is alive and surprising."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, manhattan TimesOn the eve in their journey to Africa, Laura Maldonada Clapper and her husband, Desmond, take a seat in a brand new York urban lodge room, ingesting scotch-and-sodas and waiting for the arriving of 3 buddies: Clara Hansen, Laura's timid, brow-beaten daughter from a prior marriage; Carlos, Laura's flamboyant and captivating brother; and Peter Rice, a depression editor whom Laura hasn't noticeable for over a yr. yet what starts as a bon voyage occasion quickly parlays right into a sour, claustrophobic conflict of relatives resentment. From the inn room to the tony eating place to which the 5 embark, Laura presides over the escalating innuendo and hostility with imperial cruelty, for she is hiding the information that her mom, the kin matriarch, has died of a center assault that morning. a singular as excessive because it is unerringly saw, The Widow's teenagers is one other revelation of the storyteller's paintings from the incomparable Paula Fox.

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Asimismo, de ella suele surgir otra forma de gobierno de las que he dicho, y es admirable el recorrido como circular de los sucesivos cambios en las repúlolicas, cuyo conocimiento corresponde al hombre sabio; pero el prever las degeneraciones, coma) timonel que modera el curso de la república y la conserva con su potestad, corresponde a un gran hombre, casi divino. Así, pues, creo que debe considerarse como mejor esta cuarta forma de gobierno, que se modera por la combinación de aquellas otras -tres que antes mencioné.

Tras la derrota infligida a Atenas, Esparta impuso allí el gobierno despótico de los u'rreinta* iiamados uTiranoss, hasta que, en el 403, Trasíbulo restaur6 la democracia. - ... 47 voluntad del que la gobierina; así, no encuentra acogida la libertad en ninguna otra forma de ciudad que no sea aquella en la que la potestad suprema es del pueblo, y, ciertamente, ninguna miás agradable que ella puede haber, pues, si no es justa, tampoco hay libertad. Pero jcómo puede ser justo, no digo ya el reino, donde la servidumbre no es oscura ni dudosa, sino en estas repúblicas en que todos son libres sólo de palabra?

Infra, n. 187). I a derivación *Roma. de *Rómulon era tradicional, pero no tiene explicación cierta. l 7 Los sabinos, pueblo de la Italia central próximo a Roma, con- 92 SOBRE LA REPUBLICA habían venido a Roma a causa de unas fiestas que R& mulo había instituido para celebrar anualmente en el Circo, el día de los Consuales i75, y casarlas con los j& 13 venes de las mejores familias. Por este motivol, los sabinos hicieron la guerra a los romanos, y la guerra fue de suerte alternativamente variable, hasta que Rómulo hizo una paz con Tacio, rey de los sabinos, í i petición de las mismas matronas que habiian sido raptadas, con cuya paz agregó los sabinos a la ciudad, comunicándules los ritos, y asoció al rey de 1c1ssabinos a su propio reinado 176.

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