Governments which have a regard to the common interest are constituted in accordance with strict principles of justice, and are therefore true forms; but those which regard only the interest of the rulers are all defective and perverted forms, for they are despotic, whereas a state is a community of freemen.
Politica, by B. Jowett. Oeconomica, by E. S. Forster. Atheniensium respublica, by Sir F. G. Kenyon. 1921 (ed. 1921)