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  • n. government by an assembly of citizens


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  • He is the enemy of the poets because poetry was declining in his own lifetime, and a theatrocracy, as he says in the Laws, had taken the place of an intellectual aristocracy.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • And in this way the theatres from being mute have become vocal, as though they had understanding of good and bad in music and poetry; and instead of an aristocracy, an evil sort of theatrocracy has grown up.


  • If art is beneficial and a form of education, both poets and judges must educate the audience and not be swayed by it — we must not be a “theatrocracy.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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