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Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 3.83-3.84


nan Reasoning thus, the good king endures without repining. He realizes too that toil brings health and salvation and goodly report as well; while, on the other hand, luxurious ease brings quite the opposite. Then again, toil endured ever grows less and easier to support, the while it makes pleasure greater and less harmful if it follows the toil. Ease, on the other hand, makes toil appear more and more difficult in that it lessens pleasure and blunts its edge. <


nan The man who lives in the lap of luxury and never puts his hand to a single task, ends by being unable to endure any task or to feel any pleasure at all, however intense. <


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1. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 1.1-1.2, 1.11-1.36, 2.75, 3.2-3.3, 3.5, 3.25, 3.37, 3.40-3.41, 3.84, 3.87-3.90, 3.93, 3.116, 7.66, 9.9 (1st cent. CE

2.75.  In like manner do the gods act, and especially the great King of Kings, Zeus, who is the common protector and father of men and gods. If any man proves himself a violent, unjust and lawless ruler, visiting his strength, not upon the enemy, but upon his subjects and friends; if he is insatiate of pleasures, insatiate of wealth, quick to suspect, implacable in anger, keen for slander, deaf to reason, knavish, treacherous, degraded, wilful, exalting the wicked, envious of his superiors, too stupid for education, regarding no man as friend nor having one, as though such a possession were beneath him, — 3.5.  when that man, I say, is at once a judge more observant of the law than an empanelled jury, a king of greater equity than the responsible magistrates in our cities, a general more courageous than the soldiers in the ranks, a man more assiduous in all his tasks than those who are forced to work, less covetous of luxury than those who have no means to indulge in luxury, kindlier to his subjects than a loving father to his children, more dreaded by his enemies than are the invincible and irresistible gods — how can one deny that such a man's fortune is a blessing, not to himself alone, but to all others as well? 3.25.  Accordingly, that I may not be open to the charge of flattery by my would‑be detractors, and that you on your part may not be accused of a wanting to be praised to your very face, I shall speak of the ideal king, of what sort he should be, and how he differs from the man who pretends to be a ruler but is in reality far from true dominion and kingship.
2. Epictetus, Discourses, 3.22.94, 3.24.107, 3.24.117, 3.26.29 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Plutarch, Agesilaus, 33.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Plutarch, Comparison of Aemilius Paulus And Timoleon, 2.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Plutarch, Comparison of Aristides And Cato, 1.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Plutarch, Comparison of Lysander With Sulla, 5.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Plutarch, Demetrius, 1.7, 3.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Plutarch, Galba, 2.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Plutarch, Moralia, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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historiography, roman Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 412
hubris Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 412
otho Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 73
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plato Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 412
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plutarch Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 73
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socrates Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 412
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sparta Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 73
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trajan Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 73
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vespasian Stanton, Unity and Disunity in Greek and Christian Thought under the Roman Peace (2021) 73