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Plutarch, Pericles, 18.1


ἐν δὲ ταῖς στρατηγίαις εὐδοκίμει μάλιστα διὰ τὴν ἀσφάλειαν, οὔτε μάχης ἐχούσης πολλὴν ἀδηλότητα καὶ κίνδυνον ἑκουσίως ἁπτόμενος, οὔτε τοὺς ἐκ τοῦ παραβάλλεσθαι χρησαμένους τύχῃ λαμπρᾷ καὶ θαυμασθέντας ὡς μεγάλους ζηλῶν καὶ μιμούμενος στρατηγούς, ἀεί τε λέγων πρὸς τοὺς πολίτας ὡς ὅσον ἐπʼ αὐτῷ μενοῦσιν ἀθάνατοι πάντα τὸν χρόνον.In his capacity as general, he was famous above all things for his saving caution; he neither undertook of his own accord a battle involving much uncertainty and peril, nor did he envy and imitate those who took great risks, enjoyed brilliant good-fortune, and so were admired as great generals; and he was for ever saying to his fellow-citizens that, so far as lay in his power, they would remain alive forever and be immortals.


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1. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 28 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Plutarch, Fabius, 2.4-2.7 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.4. The consul, Gaius Flaminius, was daunted by none of these things, for he was a man of a fiery and ambitious nature, and besides, he was elated by great successes which he had won before this, in a manner contrary to all expectation. He had, namely, although the senate dissented from his plan, and his colleague violently opposed it, joined battle with the Gauls and defeated them. Fabius also was less disturbed by the signs and portents, because he thought it would be absurd, although they had great effect upon many. 2.5. But when he learned how few in number the enemy were, and how great was their lack of resources, he exhorted the Romans to bide their time, and not to give battle to a man who wielded an army trained by many contests for this very issue, but to send aid to their allies, to keep their subject cities well in hand, and to suffer the culminating vigour of Hannibal to sink and expire of itself, like a flame that flares up from scant and slight material.
3. Plutarch, Pericles, 22.1, 38.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

22.1. That he was right in seeking to confine the power of the Athenians within lesser Greece, was amply proved by what came to pass. To begin with, the Euboeans revolted, 446. B.C. and he crossed over to the island with a hostile force. Then straightway word was brought to him that the Megarians had gone over to the enemy, and that an army of the enemy was on the confines of Attica under the leadership of Pleistoanax, the king of the Lacedaemonians.


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against neaera Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
agyrrhius Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
alexander the great Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
aristophon, as syndikos in demosthenes Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
aristophon, prosecutor Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
ateleia(i) Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
caesar Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
callistratus, in/and demosthenes Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
chabrias, and leodamas Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
chabrias, death of Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
chabrias, in demosthenes and aeschines Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
conon, and the walls Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
conon, in demosthenes Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
continuity between late hellenistic and imperial texts Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
determinism Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
dialogue, between late hellenistic and imperial texts Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
fabius maximus Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
hannibal Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
leodamas Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
oropus trials Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
parallel lives Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
pericles, as model for others Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
pericles, political successors of Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
pericles Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
plutarch, on pericles Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
polybius, and contingency Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
sideshadowing Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
social war Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
sparta, spartans, in the pentecontaetia Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
themistocles, in demosthenes Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
thucydides, and demosthenes Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
thucydides, on pericles Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
thucydides, on pericles successors Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108
tyche Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 263
walls, city (of athens)' Westwood, The Rhetoric of the Past in Demosthenes and Aeschines: Oratory, History, and Politics in Classical Athens (2020) 108