According to Aristotle, however, Periander was the teacher of this lesson, not the learner.
For this cause it was that Periander took vengeance on those of Corcyra.
Corinth attained her highest power Under the despot Periander, son of Cypselus.
Said Periander, "Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage."
Periander made no reply but proceeded to bring a field of corn to a level by cutting off the tallest ears.
The messenger returned to Periander, and related what had occurred.
Periander indeed ruled like a tyrant, but then he was an able general.
Periander has gained new honors by this admirable piece of work.
The war however still continuing, Periander was chosen arbitrator by both parties, and put an end to it.
In my judgment there is as much of Periander in the statue as there is of Aurelian.'