The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, Volume 4

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Pub. and sold by Etheridge and Bliss, 1808 - History, Ancient

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Page 43 - 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...
Page 16 - He had no open school like the rest of the philosophers, nor set times for his lessons. He had no benches prepared, nor ever mounted a professor's chair. He was the philosopher of all times and seasons. He taught in all places, and upon all occasions ; in walking, conversation, at meals, in the army, and in the midst of the camp, in the public assemblies of the senate or people, in prison itself ; an:l when he drank the poison, he philosophizi d, says Plutarch, and
Page 42 - I incessantly urge to you, that virtue does not proceed from riches; but, on the contrary, riches from virtue; and that all the other goods of human life, as well public as private, have their source in the same principle. ' If to speak in this manner be to corrupt youth, I confess, Athenians, that I am guilty, and deserve to be punished.
Page 59 - ... follow, I mean eternity ; and the least neglect in this point may be attended with endless consequences. If death were the final dissolution of being, the wicked would be great gainers by it, by being delivered at once from their bodies, their souls, and their vices ; but as the soul is immortal, it has no other means of being freed from its evils, nor any safety for it, but in becoming very good and very wise ; for it carries nothing...
Page 489 - Diod. l.«vp 307 et 341. vol. 4. 63 war ; but Amyntas, not being strong enough to make head singly against so powerful a people, the Greeks, and the Athenians in particular, sent him succours, and enabled him to weaken the power of the...
Page 586 - On the present occasion, that is, after the battle of Chaeronea, such orators as opposed Demosthenes, having all risen up in concert against him, and having cited him to take his trial according to law, the people not only declared him innocent of the several accusations -laid to his charge, but conferred more honours upon him than he had enjoyed before; so strongly did the veneration I they had for his zeal and fidelity over-balance the.
Page 45 - Do not, therefore, expect from me, Athenians, that I should have recourse amongst you to means, Which 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...
Page 234 - Because you are of that opinion," said the tyrant to him one day, " will you taste, and make proof of my felicity in person ?" The offer was accepted with joy. Damocles was placed upon a golden bed, covered with carpets of inestimable value.
Page 63 - This is a remarkable example, and might teach those in an office of this kind how they ought to behave to all prisoners, but more especially to persons of merit, when they are so unhappy as to fall into their hands. The fatal cup was brought. Socrates asked what it was necessary for him to do.
Page 42 - ... of their sons, brothers, and nephews. But these are the persons who take upon them my defence, and interest themselves in the success of my cause. " Pass on me what sentence you please, Athenians; but I can neither repent nor change my conduct ; I must not abandon or suspend a function which God himself has imposed on me.

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