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  1. The Rhetoric of Counsel and Thomas Elyot's Of the Knowledge Which Maketh a Wise Man.Arthur E. Walzer - 2012 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 45 (1):24.
    In his life of Plato, Diogenes Laertius describes a confrontation between Plato and the emperor of Sicily, Dionysius I (ca. 430–367 BCE). According to Diogenes, Plato was visiting Sicily when he was summoned by Dionysius to discuss political philosophy—the different types of constitutions and governments. Diogenes reports that Plato told the emperor, known as the “tyrant of Sicily,” that tyranny is not the best form of government unless the tyrant is preeminent in virtue; otherwise, tyranny works to the advantage of (...)
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