Plutarch's Lives: Tr. from the Original Greek: with Notes Critical and Historical, and a New Life of Plutarch ...

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Hamilton, Balfour, & Neill, 1804 - Biography

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Page 128 - ... in the hands of a few. Determined therefore to root out the evils of insolence, envy, avarice, and luxury, and those distempers of a state still more inveterate and fatal, I mean poverty and riches...
Page 151 - For along with foreigners come new subjects of discourse * ; new discourse produces new opinions ; and from these there necessarily spring new passions 'and desires, which, like discords in music, would disturb the established government. He, therefore, thought it more expedient for the city, to keep out of it corrupt customs and manners, than even to prevent the introduction of a pestilence.
Page 169 - During the first hundred and seventy years they built temples, indeed, and other sacred domes, but placed in them no figure of any kind, persuaded that it is impious to represent things divine by what is perishable, and that we can have no conception of God but by the understanding.
Page 383 - The sudden darkness was looked upon as an unfavourable omen, and threw them into the greatest consternation. Pericles, observing that the pilot was much astonished and perplexed, took his cloak, and having covered his eyes with it, asked him;
Page 139 - ... of obedience. The old men were present at their diversions, and often suggested some occasion of dispute or quarrel, that they might observe with exactness the spirit of each, and their firmness in battle.
Page 284 - This child is greater than any man in Greece ; for the Athenians command the Greeks, I .command the Athenians, his mother commands me, and he commands his mother.

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