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By W.V. Harris, Brooke Holmes, W. V. Harris

ISBN-10: 9004172041

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Prosperous, immodest, hypochondriac (or maybe simply an invalid), obsessively non secular, the orator Aelius Aristides (117 to approximately a hundred and eighty) isn't the most enticing determine of his age, yet simply because he's one of many best-known - and he's in detail recognized, because of his "Sacred stories" - his works are an important resource for the cultural and non secular and political historical past of Greece less than the Roman Empire. The papers accrued the following, the fruit of a convention held at Columbia in 2007, shape the main severe learn of Aristides and his context to were released because the vintage paintings of Charles Behr 40 years in the past.

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Page (1981, 229) was surely right to argue that Lycurgus' version is to be preferred, and that it may have been inscribed beside the Soros on the plain of Marathon. 'Simonides' 38 is a couplet on the fallen at Byzantium (for the problem of its date see Page 1981, 253): Aristides is the only source for this epigram. Next, at Or. 64, Aristides cites the eight lines of ,Simonides' 45, a poem he was to quote again almost twenty years later, at Or. 140141. G. is its imitation in an epigram inscribed at Xanthus in Lycia at the end of that century" The next citation follows immediately, at Or.

If the Athenian people is of course the most sharp-minded (o;{rtEQol;),44 Aristides immediately adds that this people is also the most even-tempered (:n:QUO'tEQOl;, sect. 45 And how could Aristides speak about the Athenians as an innovative people, when the whole oration emphasizes the permanence of their national character throughout their whole history? The word VEW'tEQO:n:OLOl; naturally does not appear, and Aristides even reverses an event reported by Thucydides in Book I. This event took place in 46SBC when the rebels on Ithome tried to rise up against Sparta.

28 Thuc. ; cf. 3. 29 Ibid. 30 Thuc. 4. 31 Thuc. 9. See also the arguments used by the Corinthians to urge their allies to bring help to the Potidaeans: 'Vote for the war, not fearing the immediate danger, but coveting the more enduring peace which will result from the war. 2) (transl. F. Smith). 39 All these virtues are both crowned and summed up by philanthropia (a term which Thucydides does not use). In fact, in the whole Panathenaic Oration, the nature of the city and her inhabitants is twofold and, far from cancelling one another out, these two aspects complete each other in order to form a full and perfect wisdom (oorptc).

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