2. Noun. (political science) The common populace of a state, the people. ¹
3. Noun. (''greek history'') municipality, an administrative area covering a city or several villages together ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Demos
1. the people of an ancient Greek state [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Demos
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lectures on Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Taking of by Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Marcus von Niebuhr (1852)
"Such a demos, or commonalty, existed in Attica beside the ancient race, ... The party disputes which occur in the Attic demos,2 are those which always show ..."
2. A General History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Death of by George William Cox (1876)
"Of the time when or the mode in which this change occurred we know nothing; hut it is certain that when the rising of the demos took place, ..."
3. Specimens of the Poets and Poetry of Greece and Rome edited by William Peter (1847)
"demos. Then pour me out A cup of wine — no stint — a bumper, ... demos. I say Here is a prophecy which tells the time And manner of this fellow's death. ..."
4. The Politics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1902)
"513: ways of making the demos agricultural, iv. 513-517: a demos of owners of land, whether cultivators or not, iv. p. xlii : of small non- cultivating ..."
5. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"... he marched III. with his army against Naupactus, through the territory demos- of the ... demos ..."
6. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities by Shearjashub Spooner (1865)
"THE demos AND OTHER WORKS OP PARRHASIUS One of tho most celebrated Works of Parrhasius was his demos," or an allegorical picture of the Athenians. ..."