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Isocrates, Panegyricus (ed. George Norlin), section 42 (search)
Again, since the different populations did not in any case possess a country that was self-sufficing, each lacking in some things and producing others in excess of their needs, and since they were greatly at a loss where they should dispose of their surplus and whence they should import what they lacked, in these difficulties also our city came to the rescue; for she established the Piraeus as a market in the center of Hellas—a market of such abundance that the articles which it is difficult to get, one here, one there, from the rest of the world, all these it is easy to procure from Athens.Thucydides states that all the products of the whole world found their way to Athens, ii. 38. 2
Isocrates, Areopagiticus (ed. George Norlin), section 64 (search)
When we lost our fleet in the HellespontAt the Battle of Arginusae, 406 B. C., the beginning of the end of the Peloponnesian War. and our city was plunged into the disasters of that time, who of our older men does not know that the “people's party,”Many of them had been exiled by the Thirty or had fled for their lives. Thrasybulus placed himself at their head, defeated the Thirty in battle, and restored the democracy. See Xen. Hell. 2.4.10 ff. as they were called, were ready to go to any length of hardship to avoid doing what the enemy commanded, deeming it monstrous that anyone should see the city which had ruled over the Hellenes in subjection to another state, whereas the partisans of oligarchy were ready both to tear down the wallsOne of the terms insisted on by Lysander was that the “long walls” connecting Athens with the Piraeus be demolished. and to submit to s
Isocrates, Areopagiticus (ed. George Norlin), section 66 (search)
Yes, and who of my own generation does not remember that the democracy so adorned the city with temples and public buildings that even today visitors from other lands consider that she is worthy to rule not only over Hellas but over all the world;In almost the same terms he praises Pericles for his adornment of Athens, Isoc. 15.234. while the Thirty neglected the public buildings, plundered the temples, and sold for destruction for the sum of three talents the dockyardsThe bitterest denunciation of the misrule of the Thirty is in the oration Against Eratosthenes, by Lysias (Lys. 12). At its close, he speaks of the sacrilege of the Thirty, particularly in selling off the treasures stored in the temples, and of their tearing down the dockyards of the Piraeus. upon which the city had spent not less than a thousand talen
Isocrates, Areopagiticus (ed. George Norlin), section 67 (search)
And surely no one could find grounds to praise the mildnessAn example of irony (litotes), a figure sparingly used by Isocrates. Cf. “outworn” in Isoc. 4.92. of the Thirty as against that of the people's rule! For when the Thirty took over the city, by vote of the Assembly,Under duress. See Xen. Hell. 2.3.2. they put to death fifteen hundred AtheniansThe same number is given in Isoc. 20.11. without a trial and compelled more than five thousand to leave Athens and take refuge in the Piraeus,Only those enjoyed the franchise under the Thirty who were in the catalogue of the approved “three thousand.” See Isoc. 18.17. whereas when the exiles overcame them and returned to Athens under arms, these put to death only the chief perpetrators of their wrongs and dealt so generously and so justly by the restCf. Plat. Menex. 243e. that those who had driven the citizens from their homes fared no worse than those who had returned
Isocrates, Areopagiticus (ed. George Norlin), section 68 (search)
But the best and strongest proof of the fairness of the people is that, although those who had remained in the city had borrowed a hundred talents from the LacedaemoniansSee Lys. 12.59. with which to prosecute the siege of those who occupied the Piraeus, yet later when an assembly of the people was held to consider the payment of the debt, and when many insisted that it was only fair that the claims of the Lacedaemonians should be settled, not by those who had suffered the siege, but by those who had borrowed the money, nevertheless the people voted to pay the debt out of the public treasury.This is attested to by Aristotle (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 40) in a passage which pays a high compliment to the admirable spirit in which the feud between the two parties was wiped o