Pittacus

Pittacus

(pĭt`əkəs), c.650–c.570 B.C., Greek statesman and military leader; one of the Seven Wise Men of GreeceSeven Wise Men of Greece,
list of men drawn from among the outstanding politicians and political philosophers of ancient Greece. Although such listings differed widely, a usual one included Bias, Chilon, Cleobulus, Periander, Pittacus, Solon, and Thales.
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. He helped to overthrow the tyrant of Mytilene in Lesbos and became the lawgiver there, ruling for 10 years. A moderate democrat, Pittacus prevented the nobles in exile (among them Alcaeus) from returning.
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Pittacus was the author of some laws, but never drew up any form of government; one of which was this, that if a drunken man beat any person he should be punished more than if he did it when sober; for as people are more apt to be abusive when drunk than sober, he paid no consideration to the excuse which drunkenness might claim, but regarded only the common benefit.
"Are not you," said Cleostratus, "ashamed to admonish a drunken man?"--To say the truth, in a court of justice drunkenness must not be an excuse, yet in a court of conscience it is greatly so; and therefore Aristotle, who commends the laws of Pittacus, by which drunken men received double punishment for their crimes, allows there is more of policy than justice in that law.
Then you and I are prepared to take up arms against any one who attributes such a saying to Simonides or Bias or Pittacus, or any other wise man or seer?
Pittacus of Mytilene (650--560 BC) exhorted, "Use the measure in all things"; and Democritus (470--370 BC) said, in reference to a greed line, "If someone exceeds the measure--average--the most enjoyable things could become the most unpleasant.
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This high-octane, combat-driven time-voyage adventure will appeal to fans of Pittacus Lore's Lorien Legacies, Brandon Sandersons Reckoners, and Dan Krokos's False Memory series.
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