Selections from the Attic Orators: Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus

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Richard Claverhouse Jebb
Macmillan, 1888 - Orators - 434 pages

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Page 206 - Antiphon stood between the sophists who preceded and the orators who followed him as the first Athenian who was at once a theorist of rhetoric and a master of practical eloquence. The Tetralogies hold a corresponding place between merely ornamental exercises and real 1 [Plut.] Vitt.
Page 361 - It would be more easy to conceive that Isocrates should have destroyed himself because he saw Athens still resolved to resist, and could not support the anguish of a divided loyalty. But, to my mind, the Letter itself leaves little room for doubting that it was written after the conclusion of the peace between Philip and Athens, and was taken to Philip by Antipater on his return: see 1, 2.
Page 303 - SiSa/crbv dpeTij, — the paradoxical formula by which Plato expressed that ' virtue is not brought to a man, but must be drawn out of him.' There is not, however, much connection between the two sentiments which happen to have clothed themselves in like words. The dperrj which Pindar has in view is mainly that of the victorious athlete, to whom physical gifts are essential ; and of the poet, who is
Page 286 - has so distanced the rest of the world in power of thought and speech that her disciples have become the teachers of all other men. She has brought it to pass that the name of Greek should be thought no longer a matter of race but a matter of intelligence ; and should be given to the participators in our culture rather than to the sharers of our common origin2...
Page 218 - The imperf. with & might mean either (1) he would not now be able [as in fact he is] : or (2) he would not, at the supposed past time, have been able: the imperf. differing here from the aor. in expressing the man's state, and not merely his ability for a certain act at a certain moment.
Page 234 - In support of this statement, I gave up my own slave for the torture, (to prove) that I had been ill", [imperf . , was at the past time in question, ] ' and unable even to leave my bed; and the Presidents received [for examination] the female slaves in the house from which the conspirators set forth to begin their work'.
Page 317 - King Artaxerxes thinks it just that the cities in Asia and the islands of Clazomenae and Cyprus should belong to him. He also thinks it just to leave all the other Grecian cities, both small and great, independent, — except Lemnos, Imbros, and Scyros, which are to belong to Athens, as of old.
Page 297 - the Art of speaking and of writing on large political subjects, considered as a preparation for advising or acting in political affairs.
Page 286 - Our city has so far surpassed the rest of mankind in power of thought and speech that her disciples have become the teachers of the rest; she has made the name of Hellene seem to belong no longer to the race, but to the mind, so that the name is given to those who share in our culture more than to those who share the common blood.

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