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Dionysius Of Halycarnassus, On The Admirable Style Of Demosthenes, 8

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1. Herodotus, Histories, 1.24, 1.71 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.24. They say that this Arion, who spent most of his time with Periander, wished to sail to Italy and Sicily, and that after he had made a lot of money there he wanted to come back to Corinth . ,Trusting none more than the Corinthians, he hired a Corinthian vessel to carry him from Tarentum . But when they were out at sea, the crew plotted to take Arion's money and cast him overboard. Discovering this, he earnestly entreated them, asking for his life and offering them his money. ,But the crew would not listen to him, and told him either to kill himself and so receive burial on land or else to jump into the sea at once. ,Abandoned to this extremity, Arion asked that, since they had made up their minds, they would let him stand on the half-deck in all his regalia and sing; and he promised that after he had sung he would do himself in. ,The men, pleased at the thought of hearing the best singer in the world, drew away toward the waist of the vessel from the stern. Arion, putting on all his regalia and taking his lyre, stood up on the half-deck and sang the “Stirring Song,” and when the song was finished he threw himself into the sea, as he was with all his regalia. ,So the crew sailed away to Corinth ; but a dolphin (so the story goes) took Arion on his back and bore him to Taenarus. Landing there, he went to Corinth in his regalia, and when he arrived, he related all that had happened. ,Periander, skeptical, kept him in confinement, letting him go nowhere, and waited for the sailors. When they arrived, they were summoned and asked what news they brought of Arion. While they were saying that he was safe in Italy and that they had left him flourishing at Tarentum, Arion appeared before them, just as he was when he jumped from the ship; astonished, they could no longer deny what was proved against them. ,This is what the Corinthians and Lesbians say, and there is a little bronze memorial of Arion on Taenarus, the figure of a man riding upon a dolphin. 1.71. Croesus, mistaking the meaning of the oracle, invaded Cappadocia, expecting to destroy Cyrus and the Persian power. ,But while he was preparing to march against the Persians, a certain Lydian, who was already held to be a wise man, and who, from the advice which he now gave, won a great name among the Lydians, advised him as follows (his name was Sandanis): “O King, you are getting ready to march against men who wear trousers of leather and whose complete wardrobe is of leather, and who eat not what they like but what they have; for their land is stony. ,Further, they do not use wine, but drink water, have no figs to eat, or anything else that is good. Now if you conquer them, of what will you deprive them, since they have nothing? But if on the other hand you are conquered, then look how many good things you will lose; for once they have tasted of our blessings they will cling so tightly to them that nothing will pry them away. ,For myself, then, I thank the gods that they do not put it in the heads of the Persians to march against the Lydians.” Sandanis spoke thus but he did not persuade Croesus. Indeed, before they conquered the Lydians, the Persians had no luxury and no comforts.
2. Plato, Cratylus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Plato, Euthydemus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

288b. you men of Thurii or Chios or wherever or however it is you are pleased to get your names; for you have no scruple about babbling like fools.
4. Plato, Ion, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

534b. in certain gardens and glades of the Muses—like the bees, and winging the air as these do. And what they tell is true. For a poet is a light and winged and sacred thing, and is unable ever to indite until he has been inspired and put out of his senses, and his mind is no longer in him: every man, whilst he retains possession of that, is powerless to indite a verse or chant an oracle. Seeing then that it is not by art that they compose and utter so many fine things about the deeds of men—
5. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, On The Admirable Style of Demosthenes, 6, 5 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

Subjects of this text:

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aelius aristides Fowler (2014) 255
allegory/allegoresis Fowler (2014) 255
aphrodite Fowler (2014) 244
aristotle Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
athena Fowler (2014) 244
beautiful Fowler (2014) 255
choricius Fowler (2014) 244, 255
demosthenes Fowler (2014) 244; Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
dionysius Fowler (2014) 255
dionysius of halicarnassus,on demosthenes Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
dionysus of halicarnassus Fowler (2014) 255
exegesis Fowler (2014) 244, 255
gaza Fowler (2014) 244
good Fowler (2014) 255
herodotus Fowler (2014) 244
hesiod Fowler (2014) 244
homer Fowler (2014) 244
isocrates Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
john of gaza Fowler (2014) 255
lysias Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
marcianus Fowler (2014) 255
maximus of tyre Fowler (2014) 255
miltiades Fowler (2014) 244
muse/muses Fowler (2014) 244
myth/mythology/μῦýθοι Fowler (2014) 244, 255
neoplatonic/neoplatonism/neoplatonist Fowler (2014) 244, 255
odysseus Fowler (2014) 244
oration Fowler (2014) 255
orator/orators Fowler (2014) 244
philoxenia/φιλοξενίýα Fowler (2014) 244
phronēsis/φρόνησις Fowler (2014) 244
plato,euthydemus Fowler (2014) 255
plato,ion Fowler (2014) 255
plato Fowler (2014) 244; Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
poet,poetry Fowler (2014) 244, 255
procopius of gaza Fowler (2014) 255
rhetor/πλαστής Fowler (2014) 244, 255
rhetor Fowler (2014) 244, 255
rhetoric Fowler (2014) 255
sophist' Fowler (2014) 255
strabo,styles,classification of Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
synesius Fowler (2014) 255
thrasymachus Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97
thucydides Hunter and de Jonge (2018) 97