Antigonos Gonatas

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Clarendon Press, 1913 - Greece - 501 pages
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Page 250 - Government, which is infinitely better ; but we confidently assert, in spite of all that has been said to the contrary,- that the...
Page 221 - It is to be hoped that it is no longer necessary to enter any defence of the Athens of this epoch against charges of degeneracy or decadence . . . To point, as has been done, to the New Comedy and say, 'Behold Athens,' is frankly absurd. The New Comedy may be of great importance in the history of literature; for the history of the time it has no importance at all. It may at the start have been drawn from life; even so it was clearly only...
Page 433 - There is a good deal more to be said on the subject of income taxes and the beneficiary.
Page 221 - To point, as has been done, to the New Comedy and say, 'Behold Athens,' is frankly absurd. The New Comedy may be of great importance in the history of literature; for the history of the time it has no importance at all. It may at the start have been drawn from life; even so it was clearly only life of a sort; and not all the wit and elegance lavished on its presentation can conceal the fact that it soon became a convention. Leave the literary qualities aside, pass over the wit and the characterization,...
Page 46 - Senate determined on vengeance ; it would be a terrible count for which the tribune would have to answer when he laid down his office at the end of the year, and became liable to prosecution according to the principle of the constitution.
Page 283 - Athenians were less incredulous than many in later times of the truth of the threat, that the sins of the fathers should be visited on the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Page 49 - and the two (Demetrius and Lanassa) made a state entry into Athens as the divine pair, Demeter and Dionysos.
Page 58 - ... recognise it as a magnolia; but there seems to me to be all the difference in the world between a device, however equivalent it may be to a word, and a word itself. Without going further into it I overruled that objection.
Page 348 - Stratonike was her husband's first cousin and also his aunt, her mother-in-law's half-sister and also her niece, her father-in-law's niece, her own mother's granddaughter-in-law, and perhaps other things which the curious may work out.
Page 415 - WS Ferguson, The Athenian Archons of the Third and Second Centuries BC (Cornell Studies, No.

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