Ciceronis Laelius, Sive, de Amicitia

Ciceronis Laelius, Sive, de Amicitia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... the way which the opening leads us to expect. s Te antem... sapientem' requires 'existimant, ' for which we have substituted, after the self-interruption of the speaker, the phrase ' hanc esse in te sapientiam existimant, ' which is further elucidated by an epexegetical clause 'ut... putes.' b. neminem. Governed by ' accepimus ' after the parenthesis. Supply ' fuisse.' t'. qui septem appellantur, ' the so-called seven sages, ' Sidgwick. The earliest form of Greek philosophy embodied itself in short and pithy sayings, which by this time appear pretty trite, such as ' Know thyself, ' 'All things in moderation, ' 'It is hard to be good.' The authors of these maxims lived in the sixth century B.C. and were known as The Seven Wise Men. 'Their names, according to the list given by Plato in the Protagoras, were--1. Thales of Miletus. 5. Cleobulus of Lindus. 2. Pittacus of Mityleue. 6. Myson of Chenae. 3. Bias of Priene. 7. Chilon of Lacedaemon. 4. Solon of Athens. Periander of Corinth generally figures in the list instead of Myson of Chenae (or Chen, d Xrpnis). d. iata. Philosophical questions, which Fannius regards as the special province of Laelius. e. subtiliua. Thus Dicaearchus, who belonged to the Peripatetic School, declared that the Seven were neither sages nor philosophers, but shrewd men of the world with a turn for legislation coire aozpobs oii-re cents1Aoo'64ovs... UIIvero1'is M-nvas xai vopo0: rumds. D. L. I, s 40. Cp. Cic. De Rep. I, s 12). Thales however must be excepted from this criticism, an exception which Cicero himself makes, De Orat. III, ' /u humanosque casus, &c. We should rather turn the phrase thshow more

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