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Le tresbon Citoien.

Quand Thrasybule[1] heut affranchi Athenes
Par juste guerre, & estaingt toutes haynes:
Tous les estatz d’accord luy font praesent
D’ung chappellet d’olivier: luy disant,
Coronne toy (Thrasybule) & 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]& apparens de la cite, qui bannirent les plus gens de
bien, & vexerent miserablement le demourant, Thra
sybule
tresnoble Athenien secretement amassa une
armée: par laquelle occultement mise en la ville il
deffeit les Tyrans, restitua la liberté, & rapella d’e-
xil les gens de bien, appaisa & reunit les partialitez,
& ordonna loy tenue, que nul ne se souviendroit
des offenses ou haynes passées: mais tous vivroient
en concorde Polticique: Pour lequel faict excel-
lent, tout le peuple le couvrit de fleurs, & le coron
na de l’olive Palladienne, par l’image duquel est
repraesente tout bon citoien: 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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