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 20 - ... 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 182 - Cales would not repent of his long Journey, who came from thence only to fee Livy upon the Fame of his incomparable Eloquence, and ether celebrated Abilities ; and...
Pàgina 98 - 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 209 - ... for the purity of his style and the delicacy of his sentiments; but that which more surprises me, is his great easiness in giving us ingenuously all sorts of Characters. Terence is perhaps the only author of Antiquity that enters best into the nature of persons. But still this fault I find in him, that he has too little variety; his whole talent being confined in making servants and old men, a covetous father and a debauched son, a slave and an intriguer, to speak properly, according to their...
Pàgina 53 - 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 22 - ... 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 4 - ... the opportunity which he was in quest of, for he should now find a vast concourse of the principal and most select people of all Greece. He appeared then on the theatre, not as a bare spectator, but in order to commence an actor in the Olympic games. None were ignorant of the name of Herodotus, nor was there a single person in Greece who had not either seen him at the Olympics, or heard those speak of him that came from thence ; so that in what place soever he came, the inhabitants pointed with...
Pàgina 22 - ... not illustrated by his matter, so mutual a light do his expressions and subject reflect on each other. His diction, though it be pressed and close, is nevertheless great and magnificent, equal to the dignity and importance of his subject.
Pàgina 4 - None were ignorant of the name of Herodotus, nor was there a single person in Greece who had not either seen him at the Olympics, or heard those speak of him that came from thence ; so that in what place soever he came, the inhabitants pointed with their finger, saying, this is that Herodotus who has written the Persian wars in the Ionic dialect, this is he who has celebrated our victories.
Pàgina 174 - It is reckoned the moft excellent part of the hiftory, as giving an account of a very long and (harp war, in which the Romans gained fo many advantages, that no arms could afterwards withftand them. The fourth decade contains the Macedonian war againft Philip, and the Afiatic war againft Antiochus, which takes up the fpace of about 23 years.

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