Talks with Athenian Youths: Translations from the Charmides, Lysis, Laches, Euthydemus, and Theaetetus of Plato

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1890 - Philosophy - 178 pages
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Socrates talks with young Athenians of his day. This volume contains selections from Plato's "Charmides," "Lysis," "Laches," "Euthydemus" and "Theaetetus."

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Page 176 - Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul's essence, Till all be made immortal : but when lust By unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk ; But most by lewd and lavish act of sin, Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being.
Page 159 - Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders...
Page 151 - Small blame is theirs, if both the Trojan knights And brazen-mailed Achaians have endured So long so many evils for the sake Of that one woman.
Page 165 - DAUGHTER to that good Earl, once President Of England's Council and her Treasury, Who lived in both unstained with gold or fee, And left them both, more in himself content, Till the sad breaking of that Parliament Broke him, as that dishonest victory At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty, Killed with report that old man eloquent...
Page 178 - ... with cold, will not receive the impression of the seal, from the usual impulse wont to imprint it; or, like wax of a temper too soft, will not hold it well, when well imprinted; or else supposing the wax of a temper fit, but the seal not applied with a sufficient force to make a clear impression: in any of these cases, the print left by the seal will be obscure.
Page ii - SOCRATES. A Translation of the Apology, Crito, and parts of the Phaedo of Plato.
Page x - Plato come all things that are still written and debated among men of thought. Great havoc makes he among our originalities.
Page 9 - Even so there is no cure for the body apart from the soul; and the reason why so many diseases elude the physicians of Greece is that they know nothing of the soul, which ought to be their chief care, since if this be not sound it is impossible for any part to be well. For all things...
Page 176 - upon her release the soul be found pure and free from all that appertains to the body * * * she goes to the world which is invisible like herself; to the world divine and immortal and full of thought ; there set free from error, folly, fears, and the fierce passions and other evils of humanity, her lot is a happy one indeed ; * * * but if...
Page 109 - ... not myself wise, ,nor have I anything which is the invention or offspring of my own soul, but the way is this : some of those who converse with me, at first appear to be absolutely dull, yet afterwards, as our acquaintance ripens, if the god is gracious to them, they all of them make astonishing progress ; and this not only in their own opinion but in that of others. There is clear proof that they have never learned anything of me, but they have acquired and discovered many noble things of themselves,...

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