Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, During the Middle of the Fourth Century Before the Christian Æra, Volume 1

J. Mawman, 1817
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Page 115 - Athenian Letters ; or the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War,' and consisted of letters supposed to have been written by contemporaries of Socrates, Pericles, and Plato.
Page 412 - Barthelemi, which is produced by virtue, was not to be sought in the heart of Alcibiades; but in it was found that intrepidity which is inspired by the consciousness of superiority. No obstacle, no danger, could either surprize or discourage him ; he seemed persuaded that when minds of a certain order do not perform all they wish, it is because they have not courage to attempt all they can. Compelled by circumstances to serve the enemies of his country, it was as easy for him to acquire their confidence...
Page 389 - You are going to attack a country formidable from the number of its soldiers and its ships, and rich in its productions and resources. — What is to inspire you with this confidence ? — Is it the project of ravaging the plains of Attica, and of terminating this mighty quarrel in one campaign ? Alas ! how much do I dread that we shall be compelled to leave this war as a wretched inheritance to our children ! The hostilities of cities and individuals are implied -neither approbation nor disapprobation...
Page iv - It consists of the imaginary correspondence of a set of Greek gentlemen, the contemporaries of Socrates, Pericles, and Plato ; but in reality the actual correspondence of a Society of ingenious persons of the University of Cambridge, who in this assumed mode communicated to each other the result of their researches in Ancient History, and produced the best Commentary on Thucydides that ever was written. The authors were : the...
Page 44 - She might be from sixty to sixtyfive years of age ; he was from sixty -five to seventy. In the course of the conversation he assured me that he was descended from the Chevalier Bayard, and that he was a Frenchman not only by birth, but from inclination.
Page 209 - The system which he proposed linked together civil and moral duties. He took the citizen at the moment of his birth, prescribed the manner in which he should be nourished and educated, and followed him with directions through the different epochs of life. His legislation had a beneficial and permanent effect upon the political development of Athens. The extraordinary severity of these laws, however, which punished the slightest theft...
Page 439 - Philosophers, who ascend to the causes of great events, have said that every age bears, in some manner, within itself, the age that is to follow. This bold metaphor contains an important truth, confirmed by the history of Athens. The age of laws and virtue, prepared that of valour and of glory ; the latter produced that of conquests and of luxury, which terminated in the destruction of the republic.
Page 414 - ... gained over manners and the laws ; it might be said too, that his faults were no more than the errors of his vanity. Those excesses of levity, frivolity, and imprudence which escaped his youth or idle hours, were no longer seen on occasions that demanded firmness and reflection. He then united prudence with activity, and pleasure never stole from him any of those moments which were necessary to the advancement of his glory, or the promotion of his interest.
Page 154 - I will, then, briefly tell you the story : " I knew CEdipus ; it was foretold that he would be the murderer of his father and the husband of his mother. Now, believing Polybius his father, he left him and set out, without assigning any reason, for Phocis.
Page 281 - Miltiades addressed him with the ardour of a man deeply impressed with the importance of present circumstances : " Athens," said he, " is on the point of experiencing the greatest of vicissitudes. Ready to become the first power of Greece, or the theatre of the tyranny and fury of Hippias, from you alone, Callimachus, she now awaits her destiny. If we suffer the...

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