Hellenic Conceptions of Peace

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Columbia University, 1919 - Greece - 141 pages

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Page 489 - ... will deprive you of the advantages which we now offer. While the contest is still undecided, while you may acquire reputation and our friendship, and while our disaster can be repaired on tolerable terms, and disgrace averted, let us be reconciled, and choosing peace instead of war ourselves, let us give relief and rest to all the Hellenes.
Page 128 - And in like manner no one can be a true statesman, whether he aims at the happiness of the individual or state, who looks only, or first of all, to external warfare; nor will he ever be a sound legislator who orders peace for the sake of war, and not war for the sake of peace.
Page 490 - Cleon, who had been the two greatest enemies of peace, the one because the war brought him success and reputation, and the other because he fancied that in quiet times his rogueries would be more transparent and his slanders less credible...
Page 470 - Unrighteous gain but tendeth To overthrow. The dark Erinnys endeth All at one blow: Then is the proud down thrust To darkness and to dust, There where the strengthless must All hope forego. Fame above measure given Brings man but woe: Full in his eyes Zeus' levin Flasheth its glow. Let mine unenvied weal Nor crush with armed heel Cities, nor conquest feel, Nor thraldom, know. Tidings on flaming wings of triumph flew, And swift through Argos goes The rumour of it: yet if all be true, Or if 'tis some...
Page 422 - Yea, fear thou the gods, Achilles, and have compassion on me, even me, bethinking thee of thy father. Lo, I am yet more piteous than he, and have braved what none other man on earth hath braved before, to stretch forth my hand toward the face of the slayer of my sons.
Page 496 - ... force, let him not take his disappointment to heart. For he knows that many a man before now who has sought a righteous revenge, far from obtaining it, has not even escaped himself; and many an one who in the consciousness of power has grasped at what was another's, has ended by losing what was his own. The revenge of a wrong is not always successful merely because it is just; nor is strength most assured of victory when it is most full of hope. The inscrutable future is the controller of events,...
Page 494 - And look there, See how the reconciled cities greet and blend In peaceful intercourse, and laugh for joy; And that, too, though their eyes are swoln and blackened, And all cling fast to cupping instruments.
Page 483 - If they were suffering in word only, by words and legal processes their wrongs might be redressed; but now there is not a moment to be lost, and we must help them with all our might. Let no one tell us that we should take time to think when we are suffering injustice. Nay, we reply, those who mean to do injustice should take a long time to think. Wherefore, Lacedaemonians, prepare for war as the honor of Sparta demands. Withstand the advancing power of Athens. Do not let us betray our allies, but,...
Page 505 - Hellenic cities he thinks it just to leave independent, both small and great, with the exception of Lemnos, Imbros, and Scyros, which three are to belong to Athens as of yore. Should any of the parties concerned not accept this peace, I, Artaxerxes...
Page 450 - Anactoria, now that we are parted from one of whom I would rather the sweet sound of her footfall and the sight of the brightness of her beaming face than all the chariots and armoured footmen of Lydia.

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