Mentality and freedom by William Armstrong FairburnMentality and freedom by William Armstrong Fairburn

Mentality and freedom

byWilliam Armstrong Fairburn

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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.1917 Excerpt: ... clined the citizenship of Athens lest they should be thought to hold cheap the places of their birth. Zeno died in the year 264 B. C when 72 years of age, and the resolution which the Athenians passed in his honor, just prior to his death, deserves record because of its contrast with that by which their predecessors had condemned the noble Socrates only one hundred and thirty-five years before:--"Whereas, Zeno, the son of Mnaseas from Citium, has spent many years in the city in the pursuit of philosophy; and has been throughout a good man in all respects; and has encouraged the young men, who resorted to him, in virtue and temperance, and has sped them on the right path; and has made his own life an example to all men, for it has been consistent with the teachings he has set forth: Now, it seems good to the people of Athens to commend Zeno, the son of Mnaseas from Citium, and to crown him with a golden crown (in accordance with law) for his virtue and temperance, and to build him a tomb on the Ceramicus at the public expense. And the people shall elect five Athenian citizens to provide for the making of the crown and the building of the tomb. And the City Clerk shall engrave this vote on two pillars, and shall set one up in the Academy and one in the Lyceum. And the Treasurer shall make due allotment of the expense, that all men may see that the people of Athens honor good men both in their lifetime and after their death." All the technical charges brought against Socrates hold far more forcibly against Zeno, but the advantages of the philosophical schools to the city had become clearer, and it has been well said, "Who will may also read in the decree a belated mark of respect to the memory of Socrates." The same condition of mental and religious tolerance ...

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Title:Mentality and freedomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217513212

ISBN - 13:9780217513210

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