In Ctesiphonta

In Ctesiphonta

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...will only speak when he sees it to be expedient, the busy-body and hireling on every possible occasion (215--220). Then he will twit me with never having prosecuted him before. Does he think the people have forgotten my attacks upon him in the matter of the Amphissian war, his corruption in Euboea, and his peculation as president of the navy fund? Or how it was under a threat of impeach ment from me that he turned so basely upon Anaxinus; and how when reproached publicly by me for that wickedness he made his famous defence about 'his country's salt'? (220--225). He will reproach me with being too late to assist my dying country, --it was he that corruptly deprived it of its chances, and only escaped punishment because his fellowcitizens after the fatal battle had other more pressing business on their hands (225--227). I am a Siren, according to him, whose song brings death. Such a reproach might perhaps have come from a man who, though unversed in speech, was a brave general. But from him! A man of words and empty sound, who, take away his tongue, is as useless as a pipe without a mouthpiece! (228--229). 21' Karl. vfi At', the usual formula for introducing a quotation from an opponent. 8"';-r, __ -ypu.i6..1v 'why I now denounce his policy as a whole, while I did not try to hinder or impeach it in detail? ' Dem. de Cor. 13, 22, 117, 124, 191, 242 and other places. Demosthenes naturally recurs to the point often, for it is a strong one. If he was ruining the state by his policy, and Aeschines knew it, his silence then must necessarily cast great suspicion on his rhetoric now. And. Aeschines' anticipatory retort is feeble and shuflling to the last degree. 8w).-iraiw...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841336
  • 9781236841339