Demosthenes: Against Meidias. Against Androtion. Against by Demosthenes, J. H. Vince

By Demosthenes, J. H. Vince

Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), orator at Athens, used to be a pleader in legislation courts who later grew to become additionally a statesman, champion of the prior greatness of his urban and the current resistance of Greece to the increase of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We own through him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for events in deepest instances and political instances. His early attractiveness because the better of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of goal, his sincerity, his transparent and stinky argument, and his critical keep an eye on of language. In his legislations instances he's the recommend, in his political speeches a castigator now not of his competitors yet in their politics. Demosthenes provides us vibrant photos of private and non-private lifetime of his time. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Demosthenes is in seven volumes.

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Demosthenes: Against Meidias. Against Androtion. Against Aristocrates. Against Timocrates. Against Aristogeiton 1 and 2 (21-26). (Loeb Classical Library No. 299)

Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), orator at Athens, was once a pleader in legislations courts who later grew to become additionally a statesman, champion of the earlier greatness of his urban and the current resistance of Greece to the increase of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We own through him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for events in inner most circumstances and political instances.

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VaeL tcov VTrapxdvTcov l^7)p,Lovai, Toiis 8' 42 . ] Do not then allow him to make these statements, or if he persists, do not give him credence as if his plea were just. If he finds that this is your fixed determination, he will have nothing to say, not a word. For what sort of pretext, what decent 41 and moderate excuse, can he show for his conduct ? Anger ? Possibly that will be his plea. But whereas in cases where a sudden loss of self-control has impelled a man even to inflict a wanton insult, it is open to him to say that he has acted in anger if, on the other hand, he is detected in a continuous course of law-breaking, spread over many days, surely this is far from a mere fit of anger and he stands convicted of a deliberate policy of insult.

CtAAo? dpaavs ovrio Chabrias, with Callistratus, was tried for treachery in The defence connexion with the surrender of Oropus in 366. 48 AGAINST MEIDIAS, 63-66 peatedly practised. No, he submitted to the laws and to the wishes of his fellow-citizens, and patiently witnessed the victory and the crowning of his enemy. And he was right for he felt that such submission was due to the constitution under which he himself had enjoyed such prosperity. Take another instance. We all know that Philo- 64 stratus of Colonus was one of the accusers when Chabrias was tried for his life on charges relating to Oropus, and that he showed himself the bitterest of them all, and that afterwards he won the prize at the Dionysia with a chorus of boys.

Being a mountain Buttmann, supported by Bekk. Anecd. ; " AGAINST MEIDIAS, Down your broad-spaced streets, in 52-54 thanks" for the gifts of the season. Crown each head with a wreath, while incense reeks on the altars. For health sacrifice and pray to Zeus Most High, to Heracles, and to Apollo the Protector ; for good fortune to Apollo, god of the streets, to Leto, and to Artemis ; and along the streets set wine-bowls and dances, and wear garlands after the manner of your fathers in honour of all gods and all goddesses of Olympus, raising right hands and left in supplication,* and remember your gifts.

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