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Aratos

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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