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Le tresbon Citoyen.

Quand Thrasibule[1] heut affranchi Athenes
Par juste guerre, & estaingt toutes haines:
Tous les estatz d’accord luy font present
D’ung chappellet d’olivier: luy disant,
Coronne toy (Thrasibule) & reçoy
Seul cest honneur: Car pareil n’est à toy.

Comme la tresrenommée ville d’Athenes, par
populaires factions, & partialitéz fust tombée en la
servitude de trente tyrans, des plus gros, riches,
Link to an image of this page  Link to an image of this page  [L3v p166] & apparentz de la cité, qui bannirent les plus gens
de bien, & vexerent miserablement le demou-
rant, Thrasibule tresnoble Athenien secretement
amassa une armée: par laquelle occultement mi-
se en la ville il deffeit les Tyrans, restitua la liber-
té, & r’apella d’exil les gens de bien, appaisa &
reünit les partialitez, & ordonna loy tenue, que
nul ne se souviendroit des offenses ou haynes
passées: mais tous vivroyent en concorde Politi
que: Pour lequel faict excellent, tout le peuple le
couvrit de fleurs, & le coronna de l’olive Palla-
dienne
, par l’image duquel est represente tout
bon citoyen: aymant sa Republicque.

Notes:

1.  Thrasybulus of Steiria, after a distinguished military career, was instrumental in liberating Athens from the tyranny of the Thirty in the political confusion at the end of the fourth century BC. For his own moderation and his resistance to vengeful acts by others in the ensuing settlement, see Cornelius Nepos, Life of Thrasybulus 3.2-3. According to Nepos (ibid. 4.3) Thrasybulus interpreted the olive-wreath freely offered him by the citizens as a sign that he was held in supreme honour by them.


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