Biographia Classica: The Lives and Characters of All the Classic Authors, the Grecian and Roman Poets, Historians, Orators, and Biographers. With an Historical and Critical Account of Them and Their Writings ...

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D. Browne, 1750
 

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Pàgina 14 - ... that were beholders. The manner how Demosthenes arranged the Athenians on the rugged shore before Pylus; how Brasidas urged the steersman to run his galley aground; how he went to the ladder or place in the galley for descent; how he was hurt, and swooned, and fell down on the ledges of the galley ; how the Spartans fought after the manner of a land-fight upon the sea, and the Athenians of a sea-fight upon land: again, in the Sicilian war, how a battle was fought by sea and land with equal fortune...
Pàgina 277 - Plato frequently declares that he loves and admires him as the best, the most pleasant, and the divinest of all the poets; and studiously imitates his figurative and mystical way of writing. Though he forbad his works to be read in public, yet he would never be without them in...
Pàgina 28 - ... his tutor to take him along with him to the hearing ; who, having some acquaintance with the doorkeepers, procured a place where the boy might sit unseen, and hear what was said. Callistratus having got the day, and being much admired, the boy began to look upon his glory with a kind of emulation...
Pàgina 103 - He had also a just notion of that in which he lived ; for he remarks, incidentally, that " all knowing ages are naturally sceptic and not at all bigoted, which, if I am not much deceived, is the proper character of our own.
Pàgina 47 - So that he taught the noblemen of Rome their own municipal laws, and was accounted more skilful in them than Fabius Pictor, a man of the senatorian order, who wrote the transactions of the Punic wars.
Pàgina 174 - Cales would not repent of his long Journey, who came from thence only to fee Livy upon the Fame of his incomparable Eloquence, and...
Pàgina 16 - ... pleasing, by leaving the flatness and nakedness of former ages. This is most observable in his battles, where he does not only relate the mere fight, but writes with a martial spirit, as if he stood in the hottest of the engagement ; and what is most excellent as well as remarkable in so close a style, is, that it is numerous and harmonious, that his words are not laboured nor forced, but fall into their places in a natural order, s into their most proper situation.
Pàgina 90 - I shall endeavor to live hereafter suitable to a man in my station." — Addison. " He behaved himself conformable to that blessed example." — Sprat. " I can never think so very mean of him." — Bentley. " The chiefest of which was known by the name of Archon among the Grecians." — Dryden. " The author is informed, that the bookseller has prevailed on several gentlemen to write some explanatory notes, for the goodness of which he is not to answer, having never seen any of them, nor intends it,...
Pàgina 31 - ... from his complete and exquisite writings. Demosthenes laboured night and day, outwatched the poor mechanic in Athens (that was forced to perpetual drudgery to support himself and his family) till he had acquired...

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