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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 861 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLUTUS, in Greek mythology, son of Iasion and Demeter, the personification of wealth (irXovros). According to Aristophanes, he was blinded by Zeus because he distributed his gifts without regard to merit. At Thebes there was a statue of For-tune holding the child Plutus in her arms; at Athens he was similarly represented in the arms of Peace; at Thespiae he was represented standing beside Athena the Worker. Elsewhere he was represented as a boy with a cornu copiae. He is the subject of one of the extant comedies of Aristophanes, the Plutus.
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PLUTOCRACY (Gr. irXovroKparia, from irXoirros, weal...

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