Lives of Illustrious Men: Translated from the Greek

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الصفحة 142 - All the people were indebted to the rich ; and either they tilled their land for their creditors, paying them a sixth part of the increase, and were, therefore, called Hectemorii and Thetes, or else they engaged their body for the debt, and might be seized, and either sent into slavery at home, or sold to strangers ; some (for no law forbade it) were forced to sell their children, or fly their country to avoid the cruelty of their creditors...
الصفحة 17 - A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service.
الصفحة 798 - For her actual beauty, it is said, was not in itself so remarkable that none could be compared with her, or that no one could see her without being struck by it, but the contact of her presence, if you lived with her, was irresistible ; the attraction of her person, joining with the charm of her conversation, and the character that attended all she said or did, was something bewitching.
الصفحة 305 - Moreover, the spirit of the people, now grown high, and confident with their late victory, naturally entertained feelings of dislike to all of more than common fame and reputation. Coming together, therefore, from all parts into the city, they banished Aristides by the ostracism, giving their jealousy of his reputation the name of fear of tyranny. For ostracism was not the punishment of any criminal act, but was speciously said to be the mere depression and humiliation of excessive greatness and...
الصفحة 108 - ... assistants in his plans. The vacancies he ordered to be supplied out of the best and most deserving men past sixty years old ; and we need not wonder if there was much striving for it ; for what more glorious competition could there be amongst men, than one in which it was not contested who was swiftest among the swift, or strongest of the strong, but who of many wise and good was wisest and best, and fittest to be intrusted...
الصفحة 148 - ... perpetuity of discord. He likewise forbade them to speak evil of the living in the temples, the courts of justice, the public offices, or at the games, or else to pay three drachmas to the person, and two to the public. For never to be able to control passion shows a weak nature and ill-breeding; and always to moderate it is very hard, and to some impossible.
الصفحة 142 - ... else they engaged their body for the debt, and might be seized, and either sent into slavery at home, or sold to strangers ; some (for no law forbade it) were forced to sell their children, or fly their country to avoid the cruelty of their creditors ; but the most part and the bravest of them began to combine together and encourage one another to stand to it, to choose a leader, to liberate the condemned debtors, divide the land, and change the government.
الصفحة 573 - And the most glorious exploits do not always furnish us with the clearest discoveries of virtue or vice in men ; sometimes a matter of less moment, an expression or a jest, informs us better of their characters and inclinations, than the most famous sieges, the greatest armaments, or the bloodiest battles whatsoever.
الصفحة 672 - ... but were incentives and encouragements to go on, and raised in him ideas of still greater actions, and a desire of new glory, as if the present were all spent. It was in fact a sort of emulous struggle with himself, as it had been with another, how he might outdo his past actions by his future.
الصفحة 798 - ... for beauty. The next day Antony invited her to supper, and was very desirous to outdo her as well in magnificence as contrivance; but he found he was altogether beaten in both, and was so well convinced of it, that he was himself the first to jest and mock at his poverty of wit and his rustic awkwardness. She, perceiving that his raillery was broad and gross, and savored...

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