Selections from the Attic orators, ed. by R.C. Jebb

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Page 270 - 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 255 - 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 199 - I must have perished ignominiously in my innocence, and must also have permitted the destruction of my father, of my brotherin-law, of all my cousins and relations, whom I and no one else threatened with death, by concealing the guilt of others. The falsehoods of Diocleides had sent them to prison; their only hope of deliverance lay in the Athenians learning the whole truth. I was in danger, therefore, of becoming their murderer, if I failed to tell you what I had heard. I was also in danger of destroying...
Page 183 - 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 200 - 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 228 - Banders. for it was the general belief afterwards, not merely at Athens, but seemingly in other parts of Greece also — that the Athenian fleet was sold to perdition by the treason of some of its own commanders.
Page 185 - Having now concluded my defence, gentlemen, against all that I can recall of the charge against me, I look to you for acquittal. On that depends my salvation and the fulfilment of your oath. For you have sworn to pronounce judgment according to law. Now, I am not liable to the laws under which I was arrested, while as to the acts with which I am charged I can still be brought to trial in the legal form.
Page 255 - 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.
Page 253 - the Art of speaking and of writing on large political subjects, considered as a preparation for advising or acting in political affairs.
Page 228 - ... town and the party of the Peiraeus ; in order that, in passing sentence, you may have before you as warnings the calamities which have come upon you through these men. And you, first, of the town — reflect that under their iron rule you were forced to wage with brothers, with sons, with citizens a war of such a sort that, having been vanquished, you are the equals of the conquerors, whereas, had you conquered, you would have been the slaves of the tyrants.

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