Hellenic Conceptions of Peace, Volume 84, Issue 2

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Columbia University, 1919 - Greece - 136 pages
 

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Page 96 - Brasidas and 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 32 - I in war, but the labour of the field I never loved, nor home-keeping thrift, that breeds brave children, but galleys with their oars were dear to me, and wars and polished shafts and darts — baneful things whereat others use to shudder. But that, methinks...
Page 113 - The man who led his city to these achievements was Agesilaus, the embodiment of the Lacedaemonian spirit, patriotic, ambitious and efficient, but with stunted ideals, unprogressive alike in military art, in statesmanship and in humanism — a man who tested the right or wrong of every action by the sole advantage of Sparta, whose vision, limited to brute power, took no account of the moral forces roused through Hellas by his policy of blood and...
Page 130 - Nor is the victory of the state over itself to be regarded as a really good thing, but as a necessity; a man might as well say that the body was in the best state when sick and purged by medicine, forgetting that there is also a state of the body which needs no purge. 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...
Page 76 - 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 28 - 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 102 - ... 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 100 - 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 89 - 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 111 - 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...

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