The Oration of Demosthenes Upon the Crown

The Oration of Demosthenes Upon the Crown

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... in sacris. Francis and Leland "deputies." The Greek is, " Priests whom he had sent." Wolff, "Assessors." I This elliptical passage is a good example of the difficulty of reading A, even when his words are, as they generally are, very easy Greek taken singly. They are all so full of meaning and so few in number, that each is absolutely necessary to the sense; and they are so connr with the preceding sentences, that they cannot be uru.-stood if taken apart: dv Se AQrivaioe Kai irap' V/jlwv ruv ivuvTiwv 6 Tovto iroiuv, evnopue Xrjaeiv, Leland's prolixity and looseness in this whole passage are quite intolerable--birep avvt&n, "Thus he reasoned, and did he effect his purpose 1 He hired this man; and, no one foreseeing what was to happen, as I imagine, nor taking any precaution (as generally happens with you), he was named Amphyctionic deputy, and chosen, three or four electors only voting. But as soon as he was armed with the authority of the state, he proceeded to the Amphyctionic council, and, throwing aside and neglecting all other business, despatched that for which he had been hired. Putting together and repeating over a string of fair phrases and old stories, about the purpose for which the Cirrhsean territory was originally consecrated, he persuades the priests, men unused to rhetoric and not aware of what was coming to pass, that they should resolve to walk the boundaries of the district which the Amphissseans maintained they cultivated as their own, but which thus was the event." He then inserts these other words, without a shadow of authority in the Greek. "Here stands the man who seized the advantage of" (your inattention). Really if A was so meagre an orator, had...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794575
  • 9781236794574