the bloom of youth but lack beauty;Plat. Rep. 601b. for neither the one
after they have lost their bloom, nor the others after they have been broken
up,If metrical restrictions have been
removed and they are read as prose.
appear the same as before.
Pericles said that the Samians were like children who cry while they accept the
scraps.Meaning that they did not
appreciate the benefits received from the Athenians, who conquered the
islands （440 B.C.）. He
also compared the Boeotians to holm-oaks; for just as these are beaten down by
knocking against each other,Or,
“are cut down by axes, the handles of which are made of their own
wood.” so are the Boeotians by their civil strife.
Demosthenes compared the people to passengers who are seasick.It is disputed whether Demosthenes is the
orator or the Athenian general in the Peloponnesian War. The point of the
comparison is that in a democracy the gen