of Achæa, in Greece, murdered Nicocles, the tyrant, in order to restore his country to liberty, and would not allow even a picture of a king to exist. He was poisoned by Philip of Macedon.
Aratus, who awhile relumed the soul Of fondly-lingering liberty in Greece.
Thomson: Winter, 491, 492.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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