A History of Classical Greek Literature, Volume 2

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Page 340 - ... of Demosthenes. He concludes that the onus frobandi lies on the sceptics, and makes out a very reasonable case. Without venturing to decide the question, in which, however, I sympathise with Blass, I will only point out how signally German critics have their sesthetical judgments controlled by their critical conclusions, and in consequence how utterly unsafe they are as to questions of style. Westermann, having made up his mind that the letters were spurious, discovers that he is guided by their...
Page 272 - The shorter eighth chapter wouUl then be an excerpt, put together and added to the Memoirs when the Apologia came to be read and copied out separately. As a defence, though neatly and even elegantly written in the unmistakable vein of Socratic questioning, it is very inferior to Plato's Apologia.
Page 115 - eristic ' or ' antilogic ' method of discussion came in with the schools of philosophy in the time of Pericles, and the practice of it was maintained till quite lately in the ' keeping an act ' in the theological schools of the Universities.
Page 388 - Rome ; they represent a refined and careworn, but somewhat hard face, in which thought and perhaps bodily suffering have drawn deep furrows. His policy was Macedonian and anti-Demosthenic, and for this reason he was assailed by many sham patriots.
Page 112 - We find in his description of battles generally, and of this battle beyond all others, a depth and abundance of human emotion which has now passed out of military proceedings. The Greeks who fight, like the Greeks who look on, are not soldiers withdrawn from the community, and specialized...
Page 23 - WORK. 23 can be far better appreciated by a perusal of any twenty chapters. The plan is distinctly stated at the opening. It is to narrate the great conflict of Greeks and barbarians ; so that the glorious deeds of both may not perish, and that their true causes may be known. Herodotus thus chooses no petty quarrel between neighbouring Greek cities, no dispute of transitory moment, but the great shock of East and West, of liberty and despotism, which has lasted in many Protean phases up to the present...

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