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