The deeper and broader forms of popular belief, so was polit the organization shaped by the polity of the Roman empire.
In French hear, malheur, heureux, malheureux, are all derived from the Latin augurium; the expression ne sous une mauvaise etoile, born under an evil star, corresponds (with the change of toile into astre) to the word malotru, in Provençal malastrue; and son dtoile polit, his star grows pale, belongs to the same class of illusions.
Polit., viii., vi.
Von Dollinger, Beitreige zur polit., kirchl., u.
See Vilhelm Christian Sigurd Topsoe, Polit.
According to Heraclides Ponticus (pupil of Plato), the poetry of Homer was first brought to the Peloponnesus by Lycurgus, who obtained it from the descendants of Creophylus (Polit.