Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. — John Adams

Midas

~ 2000 BC
Civilization: Greek — Lydia
   Field of Renown:  monarch — King
Era:  Heroic

Very wealthy King of Phrygia in Asia Minor. Loved gold above all, until his daughter was turned to gold.

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Golden Touch in  A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys  by  Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Golden Girl  in  Stories of the Ancient Greeks  by  Charles D. Shaw

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The only music for poor Midas, now, was the clink of one coin against another.
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Little Marygold was a human child no longer, but a golden statue.
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

The stranger appeared to Midas
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Midas' daughter turned into gold
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

Midas with the pitcher
 in A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys