The history of Greece, Volume 1

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Page 297 - Here, said they, he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage jus more warmly in the pursuit of virtue.
Page 289 - He does not swear to discharge with impunity whom he pleases ; but to do justice where it is due. We ought not therefore to accustom you to perjury, nor you to suffer yourselves to be accustomed to it ; for in so doing, both the one and the other of us equally injure justice and religion, and both are criminals.
Page 287 - Melitus has taken so much pains to ridicule. That spirit has attached itself to me from my infancy ; it is a voice, which I never hear, but when it would prevent me from persisting in something I have resolved ; for it never exhorts me to undertake any thing. It is the same being that has always opposed me, when I would have intermeddled in the affairs of the republic ; and that with the greatest reason ; for I...
Page 265 - Greeks by their left, who fearing to be surrounded on all sides, wheeled about, and halted with the river on their backs, to prevent their being taken in the rear.
Page 177 - on the monuments of your ancestors which you see here, to whom we annually pay all the honours which can be rendered to the manes of the dead. You thought fit to intrust their bodies with us, as we were eye witnesses of their bravery.
Page 294 - ... nor depart from life without his order. What is it then that can induce a philosopher to entertain this love for death ? It can be only the hope of that happiness which he expects in another life ; and that hope can be founded only upon the opinion of the soul's immortality. Socrates employed the last day of his life in entertaining...
Page 289 - I am very far from such evil thoughts : I am more convinced of the existence of God than my accusers; and so convinced, that I abandon myself to God and you, that you may judge of me as you shall deem best for yourselves and me.
Page 296 - Apollodorus, who had been in tears almost the whole conversation, began then to raise great cries, and to lament with such excessive grief, as pierced the hearts of all that were present. Socrates alone remained unmoved, and even reproved his friends, though with his usual mildness and good nature. 'What are you doing?
Page 262 - ... upon the barbarians with all their force, who did not wait their charge, but took to their heels and fled universally, except Tissaphernes, who stood his ground with a small part of his troops. Cyrus saw with pleasure the enemy routed by...
Page 226 - I am less sensible to my private affliction than to the honour of my country, and I see it exposed to eternal infamy, by the barbarous advice which is now given you. The Athenians indeed merit the worst treatment, and every kind of...

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