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Plato, Republic, Book 3, section 388e (search)
be.” “Again, they must not be prone to laughter.The ancients generally thought violent laughter undignified. Cf. Isocrates Demon. 15, Plato Laws 732 C, 935 B, Epictetus Encheirid. xxxiii. 4, Dio Chrys.Or. 33. 703 R. Diogenes Laertius iii. 26, reports that Plato never laughed excessively in his youth. Aristotle's great-souled man would presumably have eschewed laughter (Eth. iv. 8, Rhet. 1389 b 10), as Lord Chesterfield advises his son to do. For ordinarily when one abandons himself to violent laughter his condition provokes a violent reaction.In 563 E Plato generalizes this psychological principle.” “I think so,” he said. “Then if anyone represents men of worth as
Plato, Republic, Book 8, section 563b (search)
are full of pleasantryFor EU)TRAPELI/AS cf. Isoc. xv. 296, vii. 49, Aristotle, Eth. Nic. 1108 a 23. In Rhet. 1389 b 11 he defines it as PEPAIDEUME/NH U(/BRIS. Arnold once addressed the Eton boys on the word. and graciousness, imitating the young for fear they may be thought disagreeable and authoritative.” “By all means,” he said. “And the climax of popular liberty, my friend,” I said, “is attained in such a city when the purchased slaves, male and female, are no less freeCf. Xen.Rep. Ath. 1. 10.TW=N DOU/LWN D' AU)= KAI\ TW=N METOI/KWN PLEI/STH E)STI\N *)AQH/NHSIN A)KOLASI/A, Aristoph.Clouds init., and on slavery