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Dionysius Of Halycarnassus, Letter To Pompeius Geminus, 4.1-4.2
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1. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 1.22.4, 1.97.2 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.22.4. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time. 1.97.2. My excuse for relating these events, and for venturing on this digression, is that this passage of history has been omitted by all my predecessors, who have confined themselves either to Hellenic history before the Median war, or to the Median war itself. Hellanicus, it is true, did touch on these events in his Athenian history; but he is somewhat concise and not accurate in his dates. Besides, the history of these events contains an explanation of the growth of the Athenian empire.
2. Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.1.2 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3.1.2. As to how Cyrus collected an army and with this army made the march up country against his brother, Artaxerxes. how the battle At Cunaxa, near Babylon, in the autumn of 401 B.C. was fought, how Cyrus was slain, and how after that the Greeks effected their return in safety to the sea—all this has been written by Themistogenes Unknown except for this reference. It would seem that Xenophon’s own Anabasis was not published at the time when these words were written. the Syracusan.
3. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 1.1.2, 1.6.5 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.1.2.  For I am convinced that all who propose to leave such monuments of their minds to posterity as time shall not involve in one common ruin with their bodies, and particularly those who write histories, in which we have the right to assume that Truth, the source of both prudence and wisdom, is enshrined, ought, first of all, to make choice of noble and lofty subjects and such as will be of great utility to their readers, and then, with great care and pains, to provide themselves with the proper equipment for the treatment of their subject. 1.6.5.  And I, who have not turned aside to this work for the sake of flattery, but out of a regard for truth and justice, which ought to be the aim of every history, shall have an opportunity, in the first place, of expressing my attitude of goodwill toward all good men and toward all who take pleasure in the contemplation of great and noble deeds; and, in the second place, of making the most grateful return that I may to the city and other blessings I have enjoyed during my residence in it.
4. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, On Thucydides, 24.12 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, De Veterum Censura, 4.1-4.2 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, Letter To Pompeius Geminus, 3.2-3.21, 4.2-4.4 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 18.10, 18.13-18.17 (1st cent. CE

18.10.  As for Herodotus, if you ever want real enjoyment, you will read him when quite at your ease, for the easy-going manner and charm of his narrative will give the impression that his work deals with stories rather than with actual history. But among the foremost historians I place Thucydides, and among those of second rank Theopompus; for not only is there a rhetorical quality in the narrative portion of his speeches, but he is not without eloquence nor negligent in expression, and the slovenliness of his diction is not so bad as to offend you. As for Ephorus, while he hands down to us a great deal of information about events, yet the tediousness and carelessness of his narrative style would not suit your purpose. 18.13.  when we are convinced that in the comparison we should be found to be not inferior to them, with the chance, occasionally, of being even superior. I shall now turn to the Socratics, writers who, I affirm, are quite indispensable to every man who aspires to become an orator. For just as no meat without salt will be gratifying to the taste, so no branch of literature, as it seems to me, could possibly be pleasing to the ear if it lacked the Socratic grace. It would be a long task to eulogize the others; even to read them is no light thing. 18.14.  But it is my own opinion that Xenophon, and he alone of the ancients, can satisfy all the requirements of a man in public life. Whether one is commanding an army in time of war, or is guiding the affairs of a state, or is addressing a popular assembly or a senate, or even if he were addressing a court of law and desired, not as a professional master of eloquence merely, but as a statesman or a royal prince, to utter sentiments appropriate to such a character at the bar of justice, the best exemplar of all, it seems to me, and the most profitable for all these purposes is Xenophon. For not only are his ideas clear and simple and easy for everyone to grasp, but the character of his narrative style is attractive, pleasing, and convincing, being in a high degree true to life in the representation of character, with much charm also and effectiveness, so that his power suggests not cleverness but actual wizardry. 18.15.  If, for instance, you should be willing to read his work on the March Inland very carefully, you will find no speech, such as you will one day possess the ability to make, whose subject matter he has not dealt with and can offer as a kind of norm to any man who wishes to steer his course by him or imitate him. If it is needful for the statesman to encourage those who are in the depths of despondency, time and again our writer shows how to do this; or if the need is to incite and exhort, no one who understands the Greek language could fail to be aroused by Xenophon's hortatory speeches. 18.16.  My own heart, at any rate, is deeply moved and at times I weep even as I read his account of all those deeds of valour. Or, if it is necessary to deal prudently with those who are proud and conceited and to avoid, on the one hand, being affected in any way by their displeasure, or, on the other, enslaving one's own spirit to them in unseemly fashion and doing their will in everything, guidance in this also is to be found in him. And also how to hold secret conferences both with generals apart from the common soldiers and with the soldiers in the same way; the proper manner of conversing with kings and princes; how to deceive enemies to their hurt and friends for their own benefit; how to tell the plain truth to those who are needlessly disturbed without giving offence, and to make them believe it; how not to trust too readily those in authority over you, and the means by which such persons deceive their inferiors, and the way in which men outwit and are outwitted — 18.17.  on all these points Xenophon's treatise gives adequate information. For I imagine that it is because he combines deeds with words, because he did not learn by hearsay nor by copying, but by doing deeds himself as well as telling of them, that he made his speeches most convincingly true to life in all his works and especially in this one which I chanced to mention. And be well assured that you will have no occasion to repent, but that both in the senate and before the people you will find this great man reaching out a hand to you if you earnestly and diligently read him.
8. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 1.5, 3.74, 4.158 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.5. 2. Now I have undertaken the present work, as thinking it will appear to all the Greeks worthy of their study; for it will contain all our antiquities, and the constitution of our government, as interpreted out of the Hebrew Scriptures. 1.5. He also deprived the serpent of speech, out of indignation at his malicious disposition towards Adam. Besides this, he inserted poison under his tongue, and made him an enemy to men; and suggested to them, that they should direct their strokes against his head, that being the place wherein lay his mischievous designs towards men, and it being easiest to take vengeance on him, that way. And when he had deprived him of the use of his feet, he made him to go rolling all along, and dragging himself upon the ground. 3.74. nay, he has named Raguel in the books he wrote, as the person who invented this ordering of the people, as thinking it right to give a true testimony to worthy persons, although he might have gotten reputation by ascribing to himself the inventions of other men; whence we may learn the virtuous disposition of Moses: but of such his disposition, we shall have proper occasion to speak in other places of these books. 4.158. And while it was in his power to claim this glory to himself, and make men believe they were his own predictions, there being no one that could be a witness against him, and accuse him for so doing, he still gave his attestation to him, and did him the honor to make mention of him on this account. But let every one think of these matters as he pleases.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
beauty, of language Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 340
classicality and classicizing Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 76
claudius, roman emperor, expulsion of jews from rome by Feldman, Judaism and Hellenism Reconsidered (2006) 549
dio chrysostom, on training for public speaking Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
dionysius of halicarnassus, coherence of corpus Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75, 76
dionysius of halicarnassus, on imitation Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
dionysius of halicarnassus, prohairesis (deliberate choice) Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75, 76
dionysius of halicarnassus, roman antiquities Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75, 76
dionysius of halicarnassus Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75, 76
emotion Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
global literature Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75
grandeur (of language) Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
herodotus Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
historiography Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
kadir, djelal Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75
philistus Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
prose style Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
quintilian Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
reading lists Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
rhetoric Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340
rome, centrality to dionysius of halicarnassuss rhetorical program Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75, 76
rome, relation to greekness Kirkland, Herodotus and Imperial Greek Literature: Criticism, Imitation, Reception (2022) 75
socratic writers Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
sublimity Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 340
theopompus Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 340
thrace Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 26
thucydides, son of melesias, death Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 26
thucydides, son of melesias, documents, letters, treaties etc. Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 26
thucydides, son of melesias, editor, editions in antiquity Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 26
thucydides Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
xenophon, hellenica' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 26
xenophon Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339, 340; Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 26