A History Of Classical Greek Literature; The Prose Writers Volume 2: the Prose Writers

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bySir John Pentland Mahaffy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... Leochares for Timotheus. From this latter descend the busts which still perpetuate for us the gentle and refined features of the orator. § 446. As to his pupils, stated to have been one hundred in number, he himself enumerates several who were honoured by the state with gold crowns; but this list by no means specifies the most important, Diophantus and Timotheus, distinguished generals; Androtion, Laodamas and Lakritus, equally distinguished speakers; and Ephorus and Theopompus, who were the leaders of the later historiography among the Greeks. These latter will occupy us hereafter. But every contemporary, not only friendly, such as Xenophon, but adverse, such as Plato and Aristotle, shows the influence of his style, which he boasts to have been imitated by all his opponents. Moreover, though his pupils distinguished themselves in every department, so that he even foolishly pretends that Timotheus' strategy was the result of his good education, it is no doubt true that careful training impressed upon them all a certain fixed type or style, which made 'a pupil of Isocrates ' mean in those days the same sort of thing that is now meant when we say an' Eton boy,' or an ' Oxford man.'! § 447. The works of Isocrates have been handed down to us in various order in our MSS., and most of those which are fixed in date come from the period of his maturity, or his later age; indeed most of the longer orations were written so late in life as to show an increase of garrulity, and of an anxiety to be heard, as he neared the limit of his activity. But the earlier speeches, especially the court speeches and rhetorical exercises, are not dated, so that we can follow our convenience in arranging them. Two of these exercises remain, or rather an actual...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... Leochares for Timotheus. From this latter descend the busts which still perpetuate for us the gentle and refined featu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217424708

ISBN - 13:9780217424707

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