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|Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:02 am Post subject: " Hellenic Nomarchy " & " The Rule of Law
|For some reason I started a thread about The Nomos & Non-Theism in the general discussion thread here - http://repwblic.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=218&highlight=nomos
JUST A BIT OF BACK-STORY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Byron,_5th_Baron_Byron
William Byron, 5th Baron Byron (5 November 1722 – 19 May 1798), also known as "the Wicked Lord" and "the Devil Byron", was the poet George Gordon Byron's great uncle. ... On 26 January 1765, Lord Byron killed his cousin and neighbour, William Chaworth, in a duel at the Stars and Garters Tavern ... but under the statute of Edward VI he was found guilty only of manslaughter and forced to pay a small fine ... he mounted the sword he used to kill Chaworth on the wall in his bedroom ... In one incident, he shot his coachman during a disagreement, then heaved the body into the coach on top of his wife and took over the reins himself ... When defied by his son, he became enraged and committed himself to ruining his inheritance so that, in the event of his death, his son would receive nothing but debt and worthless property ... His vicious plan, however, was thwarted when his son died in 1776 ... The legacy of misery was then left to his great nephew, [ THE POET & REVOLUTIONIST ] George Gordon Byron, who became the 6th Baron Byron when Lord Byron died on 21 May 1798, at the age of seventy-five.
... commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.
He travelled all over Europe especially in Italy where he lived for seven years and then joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died one year later at age 36 from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece ... (1822 ) from that point he signed himself "Noel Byron" (the usual signature of a peer being merely the peerage, in this case simply "Byron"). It is speculated that this was so that his initials would read "N.B.", mimicking those of his hero, Napoleon Bonaparte ... From 1809 to 1811, Byron went on the Grand Tour, then customary for a young nobleman. The Napoleonic Wars forced him to avoid most of Europe, and he instead turned to the Mediterranean ... He travelled from England over Portugal, Spain and the Mediterranean to Albania and spent time at the court of Ali Pasha of Ioannina, and in Athens. ...
Byron spent £4,000 of his own money to refit the Greek fleet, then sailed for Missolonghi in western Greece, arriving on 29 December, to join Alexandros Mavrokordatos, a Greek politician with military power. ... Byron employed a fire-master to prepare artillery and took part of the rebel army under his own command ... It is suspected this treatment, carried out with unsterilised medical instrumentation, may have caused him to develop sepsis. He developed a violent fever, and died on 19 April ( 1824 ) ... The Greeks mourned Lord Byron deeply, and he became a hero. The national poet of Greece, Dionysios Solomos, wrote a poem about the unexpected loss, named To the Death of Lord Byron. Βύρων ("Vyron"), the Greek form of "Byron", continues in popularity as a masculine name in Greece, and a town near Athens is called Vyronas in his honour.
This is about one of the key historical documents of Republicanism in Greece -" Ελληνική Νομαρχία " literally ' The Greek Rule of Law ' or " Hellenic Nomarchy " whose anonymous author published it in Italy in 1806 ... personally I would love it to turn out to have been the rebel aristocrat Lord Byron who really penned it - because he was " mad, bad and dangerous to know " and lent his hand and reputation to the Greeks' cause. ... the point to consider is that the Democrats in Wales are forever citing the idea of " The Rule of Law " but all they mean by it is that we should be obedient to the laws that they make to suit their own interests, and that no law that they pass will be applied in such a way as to make them accountable to ourselves themselves : they do not even need know the meaning of " The Rule of Law " because the English Legal System makes it impossible in all practical ways for ordinary people to sue them.