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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 2.37.3


ἀνεπαχθῶς δὲ τὰ ἴδια προσομιλοῦντες τὰ δημόσια διὰ δέος μάλιστα οὐ παρανομοῦμεν, τῶν τε αἰεὶ ἐν ἀρχῇ ὄντων ἀκροάσει καὶ τῶν νόμων, καὶ μάλιστα αὐτῶν ὅσοι τε ἐπ’ ὠφελίᾳ τῶν ἀδικουμένων κεῖνται καὶ ὅσοι ἄγραφοι ὄντες αἰσχύνην ὁμολογουμένην φέρουσιν.But all this ease in our private relations does not make us lawless as citizens. Against this fear is our chief safeguard, teaching us to obey the magistrates and the laws, particularly such as regard the protection of the injured, whether they are actually on the statute book, or belong to that code which, although unwritten, yet cannot be broken without acknowledged disgrace.


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1. Euripides, Bacchae, 472-474, 73-76, 471 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

471. τὰ δʼ ὄργιʼ ἐστὶ τίνʼ ἰδέαν ἔχοντά σοι; Διόνυσος 471. What appearance do your rites have? Dionysu
2. Euripides, Children of Heracles, 330-332, 329 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

329. ἀεί ποθ' ἥδε γαῖα τοῖς ἀμηχάνοις 329. rend= in an honest cause to aid the helpless. Wherefore ere now it hath endured troubles numberless for friends, and now in this I see a struggle nigh at hand. Demophon 329. This land is ever ready
3. Euripides, Rhesus, 973, 972 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

972. As under far Pangaion Orpheus lies
4. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 378-380, 377 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

377. Help, O help, city of Pallas, the mother’s cause, that so they may not pollute the laws of all mankind. Thou, I know, dost reverence right, and to injustice dealest out
5. Lysias, Orations, 2.17 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Plato, Menexenus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

7. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 2.36.3, 2.37.1-2.37.2, 2.40, 2.41.1, 2.47.3-2.47.54, 2.53.1, 3.2-3.50, 3.52-3.68, 8.66 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.36.3. Lastly, there are few parts of our dominions that have not been augmented by those of us here, who are still more or less in the vigor of life; while the mother country has been furnished by us with everything that can enable her to depend on her own resources whether for war or for peace. 2.37.1. Our constitution does not copy the laws of neighboring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves. Its administration favors the many instead of the few; this is why it is called a democracy. If we look to the laws, they afford equal justice to all in their private differences; if to social standing, advancement in public life falls to reputation for capacity, class considerations not being allowed to interfere with merit; nor again does poverty bar the way, if a man is able to serve the state, he is not hindered by the obscurity of his condition. 2.37.2. The freedom which we enjoy in our government extends also to our ordinary life. There, far from exercising a jealous surveillance over each other, we do not feel called upon to be angry with our neighbor for doing what he likes, or even to indulge in those injurious looks which cannot fail to be offensive, although they inflict no positive penalty. 2.41.1. In short, I say that as a city we are the school of Hellas ; while I doubt if the world can produce a man, who where he has only himself to depend upon, is equal to so many emergencies, and graced by so happy a versatility as the Athenian. 2.47.3. Not many days after their arrival in Attica the plague first began to show itself among the Athenians. It was said that it had broken out in many places previously in the neighborhood of Lemnos and elsewhere; but a pestilence of such extent and mortality was nowhere remembered. 2.47.4. Neither were the physicians at first of any service, ignorant as they were of the proper way to treat it, but they died themselves the most thickly, as they visited the sick most often; nor did any human art succeed any better. Supplications in the temples, divinations, and so forth were found equally futile, till the overwhelming nature of the disaster at last put a stop to them altogether. 2.53.1. Nor was this the only form of lawless extravagance which owed its origin to the plague. Men now coolly ventured on what they had formerly done in a corner, and not just as they pleased, seeing the rapid transitions produced by persons in prosperity suddenly dying and those who before had nothing succeeding to their property.
8. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 31.1 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

9. Demosthenes, Orations, 60.10 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

10. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 5.48.4 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.48.4.  But Zeus desired that the other of his two sons might also attain to honour, and so he instructed him in the initiatory rite of the mysteries, which had existed on the island since ancient times but was at that time, so to speak, put in his hands; it is not lawful, however, for any but the initiated to hear about the mysteries.


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aristocracy, aristocrats, aristocratic, competition among Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
aristocracy, aristocrats, aristocratic Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
assembly, athenian (ekklesia) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
autochthony, and cohesion Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99
autochthony, and concord (homonoia) Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99
autochthony, and equality Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99
autochthony, and justice Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99
autochthony, metaphor of the family Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99
cartledge, paul, vii Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
cimon, and theseus Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 139
citizenship Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
cleisthenes Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
concepts/values/beliefs Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
constant, benjamin Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
constitution Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
cult/ritual/worship Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
dahl, robert Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
debate Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
delian league Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
democracy, ancient and modern, theory of Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
democracy, ancient and modern Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
demos (damos), empowerment of Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
diallaktes Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
dramatic festivals, discursive parameters Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 139
eder, walter Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
egalitarianism Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
euripides, bacchae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
finley, m. i. Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
hansen, mogens Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
helping paradigm (international relations), and justice Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 139
humaneness, and altruism Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 139
humaneness Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 139
hēsychia/calm life/quietism Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
initiands/initiates/initiation Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
joseph of arimathea Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
jurors, juries, athenian (dikastai) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
justice Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99, 139
law, rule of Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
law Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
makarismos Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
mystic initiation Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
nobility of birth, collective Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 99
nomothetes, nomothetai Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
ober, josiah, vii–viii Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
parodos, of bacchae Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
participation in government Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
pay, for attending the assembly, for jurors Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
pay, for attending the assembly Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
peisistratus Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
pentheus Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
pericles Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
phronēsis Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
plague Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 263
plataea Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 263
raaflaub, kurt Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
reception, of concepts and ideas Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
reform Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
religion Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
resemblances, reception Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
solon Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
sortition Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
state funeral for the war dead, discursive parameters Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 139
syncretism' Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
theologos (iohannes) Xanthaki-Karamanou, 'Dionysiac' Dialogues: Euripides' 'Bacchae', Aeschylus and 'Christus Patiens' (2022) 172
thucydides, son of melesias, dramatic elements Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 263
thucydides Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191
wallace, robert, viii Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 191