The Olynthiac, and Other Public Orations of Demosthenes
H.G. Bohn, 1852 - Greece - 312 pages
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Page 115 - Amphictyonic body, and got preaudience of the oracle, to which even the Greeks do not all pretend ? Does he not write to the Thessalians, what form of government to adopt? send mercenaries to Porthmus, to expel the Eretrian commonalty ; others to Oreus, to set up Philistides as ruler? Yet the Greeks endure to see all this ; methinks they view it as they would a hailstorm, each praying that it may not fall on himself, none trying to prevent it. And not only are the outrages which he does to Greece...
Page 116 - ... principles have been sold as in open market, and those imported in exchange, by which Greece is ruined and diseased. What are they ? Envy where a man gets a bribe ; laughter if he confesses it; mercy to the convicted; hatred of those that denounce the crime; all the usual attendants upon corruption. For as to ships and men and revenues and abundance of other materials, all that may be reckoned as constituting national strength — assuredly the Greeks of our day are more fully and perfectly supplied...
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Page 109 - Olynthians he declared, when he was forty furlongs from their city, that there was no alternative, but either they must quit Olynthus or he Macedonia; though before that time, whenever he was accused of such an intent, he took it ill and sent ambassadors to justify himself. Again, he marched...
Page 114 - ... heir to the property which he so dealt with. But if a slave or a spurious child wasted and spoiled what he had no interest in — Heavens! how. much more heinous and hateful would all have pronounced it ! And yet in regard to Philip and his conduct they feel not this, although he is not only no Greek and...
Page 104 - ... may safely address the assembly, though you have been robbed of your dominions. It was not safe at Olynthus to be Philip's advocate, unless the Olynthian...
Page 39 - Impossible is it — impossible, Athenians — to acquire a solid power by injustice and perjury and falsehood. Such things last for once, or for a short period; maybe they blossom fairly with hope; but in time they are discovered and drop away. As a house, a ship, or the like, ought to have the lower parts firmest, so in human conduct, I ween, the principle and foundation should be just and true.