Sentence Examples


  • This governing oligarchy was known as " the patricians."
  • The regal government was at a later time exchanged for an oligarchy or a democracy.
  • His ideal was a return to a 6th century constitution, which his contemporaries could equally regard as a moderate oligarchy or a restricted democracy.
  • A more important result of Athenian intervention was the substitution of the democratic government for the oligarchy which had succeeded the early monarchy; at any rate forty years later we find that Argos possessed complete democratic institutions.
  • In these circumstances the administration of public affairs fell into the hands of an oligarchy, who governed the country to suit their own convenience.