Plutarch's Lives,; Translated From The Original Greek, With Notes Critical And Historical, And A…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ... Demosthenes, was one of the principal citizens of Athens. Theopompus tells us, he was called the fword-cutler, because he he employed a great number of shves in that business. As to what Æschines the orator relates concerning his mother, that she was the daughter of one Gylort f, who was forced to fly for treason against the commonwealth, and of a barbarian woman, we cannot take upon us to say whether it was.dictated by truth, or by falsehood. and malignity. He had a large fortune left him by his father, who died when he was only seven years of age; the whole being estimated at little less than fifteen talents. But he was greatly wronged by his guardians, who converted part to their own use, and suffered part to lie neglected. Nay, they were vile enough to defraud his tutors of their salaries. This was the chief reason that he had not those advantages of education to which his quality entitled him. His mother did not chuse that he should be put to hard and laborious exercises, on account of the weakness and delicacy of his frame; and his preceptors, being ill paid, did not press him to attend them. Indeed, from the first: he was of a slender and sickly habit, insomuch that the boys are said to have given him the contemptuous n;me of Batalus J for his natural defects. Some say, Batalus was an effeminate musician, whom Antiphanes ridiculed in one of his farces; others, that he was a poet, whose verses were of the most wanton and licentious kind. The Athenians, too, at that time, seem to have called a part of the body Balalusy which decency forbids us to name. We are told, Caecilius was acelebrated rhetorician, who lived in the time of Augustus. He wrote a treatise on the sublime, which is men tioned by Longinus. that In his oration...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ... Demosthenes, was one of the principal citizens of Athens. Theopompus tells us, he was called the fword-cutler,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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