Principles of the Civil Code

Jeremy Bentham

Part 1, Chapter 15, Footnote #01
The division of Lycurgus

It appears, that of all the establishments of Lycurgus, this division of lands was that which experienced the least resistance. This singular phenomenon can only be explained by a supposing tnat during a long anarchy, property almost lost its value. Even the rich might gain by this operation, because ten acres secure are worth more than a thousand insecure.

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Pcc, Part 1, Chapter 15 Examples of Attacks upon Security.