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Polybius, Histories, book 12, Sophistical Commonplaces (search)
Sophistical Commonplaces For first he "thinks that he should remind the congress B.C. 405. Hermocrates was not there. Xen. Hellen. 1, 1, 27-31. that in war sleepers are woke at dawn by bugles, in peace by cocks."For this proverb see Plutarch, Nicias, ch. 9, h(de/ws memnhme/noi tou= ei)po/ntos o(/ti tou\s e)n ei)rh/nh| kaqeu/dontas ou) sa/lpigges a)ll' a)lektruo/nes a)futni/zousi. Then he says that "Hercules established the Olympic games and the sacred truce during them, as an exemplification of his own principles;" and that "he had injured all those persons against whom he waged war, under compulsion and in obedience to the order of another, but was never voluntarily the author of harm to any man."Ib. ch. 25. Next he quotes the instance of Zeus in Homer as being displeased with Ares, and sayingHomer, Il. 5. 890.— "Of all the gods that on Olympus dwell I hold thee most detested; for thy joy Is ever strife and war and battle." And again the wisest of the heroes saysHomer Il. 9, 63.— "
Polybius, Histories, book 38, Previous Disasters (search)
t it brought them no shame or disgrace. On the contrary, they gained the highest glory in the eyes of all the world for having regarded everything as of less importance, in comparison with taking their share in the same fortune as the other Greeks. Accordingly, in consequence of their exalted conduct, they not only immediately recovered their own city and territory, but soon afterwards disputed the supremacy in Greece with the Lacedaemonians. The defeat of the Athenians at Aegospotami, B. C. 405. Subsequently, indeed, they were beaten by the Spartans in war, and forced to submit to the destruction of their own city walls: but even this one might assert to be a reproach to the Lacedaemonians, for having used the power put into their hands with excessive severity, rather than to the Athenians. of the Spartans at Leuctra, B. C. 371. Then the Spartans once more, being beaten by the Thebans, lost the supremacy in Greece, and after that defeat were deprived of their outside rule and reduce