The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great

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Gilman, 1818 - Greece - 335 pages

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Page 125 - Athenians, that even success would profit the enemy but little, should they be conquerors, whereas if they were defeated, Sparta itself was hardly safe.
Page 148 - ... of my old age. I cannot, indeed, forbear admiring their courage and felicity, in sacrificing to their country's welfare a life, of which they would one day have been deprived by the common course of nature : but then I cannot but be strongly affected with the cruel wound which their death has made in my heart, nor forbear hating and detesting the Athenians, the authors of this unhappy war, as the murderers of my children ; but, however...
Page 193 - Here, said they, he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place, he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage us more warmly in the pursuit of virtue. Alas ! how have we rewarded him for such important services ! Athens was in universal mourning and consternation.
Page 190 - Presently after they entered, and found Socrates, whose chains had been taken off, sitting by Xantippe, his wife, who held one of his children in her arms; as soon as she perceived them, setting up great cries, sobbing, and tearing her face and hair, she made the prison resound with her complaints.
Page 125 - Alcibiades, with great apparent courtesy, demanded of them, With what powers they were come? They made answer that they were not come as plenipotentiaries.
Page 185 - If to speak in this manner be to corrupt youth, I confess, Athenians, that I am guilty, and deserve to be punished. If what I say be not true, it is most easy to convict me of my falsehood.
Page 188 - I believe neither honest nor lawful, especially upon this Occasion, wherein I am accused of impiety by Melitus : for, if I should influence you by my prayers, and thereby induce you to, violate your oaths, it would be undeniably evident, that I teach...
Page 188 - He does not swear to discharge with impunity whom he pleases, but to do justice where it is due. We ought not, therefore, to accustom you to perjury, nor you to suffer yourselves to be accustomed to it ; for, in so doing, both the one and the other of us equally injure justice and religion, and both are criminals.
Page 267 - Demosthenes related to the people the fable of the wolves and dogs, in which it is supposed, " that the wolves one day told the sheep, that in case they desired to be at peace with them, they must deliver up to them the dogs who were their guard.
Page 186 - I honour and love you ; but I shall choose rather to obey God than you, and to my latest breath shall never renounce my philosophy, nor cease to exhort and reprove you, according to my custom, by telling- each of you, when you come in my way, My good friend and citizen of the most famous city in the world for wisdom and valour, are you not ashamed to have no other thoughts than...

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