The World's Great Classics Volume 26

The World's Great Classics Volume 26

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...to introduce this proverb into fashion. Athenaaus quotes a number of fragments, in which we find that Alexis, Anaxilas, and Timocles employed it to heighten the humor and pleasantry of their performances: and Athenaeus himself makes use of it in the beginning of the sixth book. 3 Eschines asserts, in the oration against Qtesiphon, that in the present debate Demosthenes declared that no impartial arbitrators could be found 1!! Greece, so general had been the influence of corruption. If Demosthenes was really the author of this oration, .we must suppose that the assertion of his rival was founded on the insinuation contained in the passage here quoted. 4 The word thus rendered (awflokc) is explained by lexicographers as denoting, among many other particulars, certain conventions (wrvmm) settled between two states, as a rule for the decision of all differences which might arise in their commercial intercourse with each other. The particular nature, force, effects, and consequences of such conventions the translator cannot take on him to explain distinctly; nor, of consequence, the force and propriety of the speaker's argument in this passage. 5 I do not remember to have met with any particular account of Macedon being at any time tributary to Athens but in Demosthenes. Eurydice, the mother of Philip, was indeed obliged to implore the protection of Iphicrates the Athenian. Tourreil, in his notes on the second Olynthiac oration, dated the period of the Macedonians being in this tributary state from the establishment of the Athenian colony at Amphipolis, under Agnon the son of Nicias (about forty-eight years before the Peloponnesian War), to the fifth or sixth year of this war, when Brasidas, the Lacedaemonian, drove the Athenians from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893417
  • 9781236893413