Plutarch On Why Republics Disintegrate

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“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.”

Plutarch (46 A.D. - 120 A.D.)

Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was of Greek origin. He eventually became a Roman citizen and changed his name to 'Plutarch'. To modern audiences, he is primarily known as a biographer due to his, 'Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans', a mainstay for classicists.

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