ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ANDHRA PRADESH-Tiberius Syndrome-Policing of Provincial Campuses

Tiberius Syndrome Policing of Provincial Campuses K B IN the ancient Meditteranian world, whose Hellenistic ruling classes amassed wealth by plundering the labour of slaves and serfs, the labourers occasionally used to go on strike. Not being gifted with democratic constitutions, they hit upon an ingenious method of avoiding the long arm of the law: they would strike work en masse and withdraw into the sacred sanctity of temples. This went on for perhaps centuries and no doubt harassed the gentry and the Ptolemies no end, until Tiberius resolved the dilemma by a bold dictat: he declared that temples are not so sacred that the gendarme cannot raid them, and thereby abolished the right to strike by abolishing the strikers' refuge. Thereafter, no doubt. Peace and Order and the Ptolemies ruled in Bliss

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