The Orations Of Demosthenes Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byDemosthenes

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... you have Thebans in the island, how to deal with them, how to proceed? Will you not cover the sea, Athenians, with your galleys? Will you not start up and march to Piraeus? will you not launch your vessels?" Thus Timotheus spake and you acted,1 and through both together success was obtained. But had his advice been ever so good, as it was, and you shrunk from exertion and disregarded it, would any of those results have accrued to Athens? Impossible. Then do likewise in regard to my counsels or any other man's; for action look to yourselves, to the orator for the best instruction in his power. I will sum up my advice, and quit the platform. I say, you must contribute money, maintain the existing troops, rectifying what abuses you may discover, but not on the first accusation disbanding the force. Send out embassadors every where, to instruct, to warn, to effect what they can for Athens. Yet further I say, punish your corrupt statesmen, execrate them at all times and places, to prove that men of virtue and honorable conduct have consulted wisely both for others and themselves. If you thus attend to your affairs, and cease entirely neglecting them, perhaps, perhaps even yet they may improve. But while ye sit here, zealous as far as clamor and applause, laggards when any action is required, I see not how any talking, unaided by your needful exertions, can possibly save the country. 1 Diodes and Chares conducted this expedition,-which took place B.C. 357, and which, after various combats in the island of Euboea, ended in the expulsion of the Thebans. Just at that time the finances of the Athenians were exceedingly low, and the generosity of the-wealth, ier citizens was largely taxed to provide necessaries for the armament. Demosthenes himself...

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... you have Thebans in the island, how to deal with them, how to proceed? Will you not cover the sea, Athenians, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217362036

ISBN - 13:9780217362030

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