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Aristotle, Rhetoric (ed. J. H. Freese), book 1, chapter 3 (search)
is inexpedient or is dissuading from what is useful; but often he is quite indifferent about showing that the enslavement of neighboring peoples, even if they have done no harm, is not an act of injustice.The omission of ou)k before a)/dikon has been suggested. The sense would then be: “As to the injustice of enslaving . . . he is quite indifferent.” There is no doubt a reference to the cruel treatment by Athens of the inhabitants of the island of Melos (416 B.C.) for its loyalty to the Spartans during the Peloponnesian war (Thuc. 5.84-116). The Athenian envoys declined to discuss the question of right or wrong, which they said was only possible between equal powers, and asserted that expediency was the only thing that had to be considered. The question of justice or injustice (in the Melian case entirely disregarded), even when taken into account, was merely accessory and intended to serv
Aristotle, Rhetoric (ed. J. H. Freese), book 3, chapter 9 (search)
efinite idea, if he is checked by the speaker stopping, a sort of stumble is bound to occur in consequence of the sudden stop. If too long, they leave the hearer behind, as those who do not turn till past the ordinary limit leave behind those who are walking with them. Similarly long periods assume the proportions of a speech and resemble dithyrambic preludes. This gives rise to what Democritus of ChiosA well-known musician. jokingly rebuked in Melanippides,Of Melos. He wrote rambling dithyrambic preludes without strophic correspondence. Others take a)nabolh/ to mean an entire ode. who instead of antistrophes composed dithyrambic preludes: A man does harm to himself in doing harm to another, and a long prelude is most deadly to one who composes it;Hes. WD 265. The second line is a parody of 266, h( de\ kakh\ boulh\ tw=| bouleu/santi kaki/sth. for these verses m