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Isocrates, Panegyricus (ed. George Norlin), section 86 (search)
for when the Persians landed in Attica the Athenians did not wait for their allies, but, making the common war their private cause, they marched out with their own forces alone to meet an enemy who looked with contempt upon the whole of Hellas—a mere handful against thousands upon thousandsThe Athenians at Marathon were reckoned at ten thousand, the Persians at about two hundred thousand.—as if they were about to risk the lives of others, not their own;Echoed from Thuc. 1.70. the Lacedaemonians,oked with contempt upon the whole of Hellas—a mere handful against thousands upon thousandsThe Athenians at Marathon were reckoned at ten thousand, the Persians at about two hundred thousand.—as if they were about to risk the lives of others, not their own;Echoed from Thuc. 1.70. the Lacedaemonians, on the other hand, no sooner heard of the war in Attica than they put all else aside and came to our rescue, having made as great haste as if it had been their own country that was being laid
Isocrates, Panegyricus (ed. George Norlin), section 93 (search)
For when all the allies were in a state of dejection, and the Peloponnesians were fortifying the Isthmus and selfishly seeking their own safety; when the other states had submitted to the barbarians and were fighting on the Persian side, save only those which were overlooked because of their insignificance; when twelve hundred ships of war were bearing down upon them, and an innumerable armyAn army of 2,640,000, acc. to Hdt. 7.185. was on the point of invading Attica; when no light of deliverance could be glimpsed in any quarter, but, on the contrary, the Athenians had been abandoned by their allies and cheated of their every hope;
Isocrates, Panegyricus (ed. George Norlin), section 107 (search)
On account of these services it becomes all thinking men to be deeply grateful to us, much rather than to reproach us because of our system of colonization;Allotments of lands to Athenian colonists in Greek territory, as in Scione and Melos. See note on 101. For these “cleruchies,” as they were called, see Gardner and Jevons, Manual of Greek Antiquities, pp. 602 ff. for we sent our colonies into the depopulated states for the protection of their territories and not for our own aggrandizement. And here is proof of this: We had in proportion to the number of our citizens a very small territory,The total population including foreign residents and slaves is reckoned at about 500,000; the total area is about 700 square miles. but a very great empire; we possessed twice as many ships of war as all the rest combined,See Thuc. 2.13 and Thuc. 8.79. and these were strong enough to engage double their number; at the very borders of Attica lay Eubo
Isocrates, Archidamus (ed. George Norlin), section 42 (search)
For we shall find that as a result of dictating to others they lost repute with the Hellenes, while by defending themselves against insolent invaders they won fame among all mankind. Now if I were to recount the wars of old which they fought against the Amazons or the Thracians or the PeloponnesiansSee Isoc. 4.56 and 70. who under the leadership of Eurystheus invaded Attica, no doubt I should be thought to speak on matters ancient and remote from the present situation; but in their war against the Persians,See Isoc. 4.71-98. who does not know from what hardships they arose to great good-fortune?
Isocrates, On the Peace (ed. George Norlin), section 84 (search)
For they reached such a degree of neglect of their own possessions and of covetousness of the possessions of other states that when the Lacedaemonians had invaded our territory and the fortifications at DeceleaThis strong position on the slope of Mt. Parnes in Attica was seized and fortified by the Spartans as an outpost from which to raid Athenian territory in 413 B.C. had already been built, they manned triremes to send to SicilyThe original expedition to Sicily was dispatched in 415 B.C. Strong reinforcements were, however, sent at the time Decelea was fortified by the Spartans. See Thuc. 7.20. and were not ashamed to permit their own country to be cut off and plunderedSee Isoc. 8.92. by the enemy while dispatching an expedition against a people who had never in any respect offended against us.
Isocrates, Helen (ed. George Norlin), section 19 (search)
And when he was unable to obtain her from her guardians—for they were awaiting her maturity and the fulfilment of the oracle which the Pythian priestess had given—scorning the royal power of TyndareusFather of Helen., disdaining the might of Castor and PolluxBrothers of Helen., and belittling all the hazards in Lacedaemon, he seized her by force and established her at Aphidna in Attica
Isocrates, Helen (ed. George Norlin), section 25 (search)
Theseus, however, being his own master, gave preference to those struggles which would make him a benefactor of either the Greeks at large or of his native land. Thus, the bull let loose by Poseidon which was ravaging the land of Attica, a beast which all men lacked the courage to confront, Theseus singlehanded subdued, and set free the inhabitants of the city from great fear and anxiety.
Isocrates, Helen (ed. George Norlin), section 29 (search)
But I am at a loss how to deal with what remains to be said; for, now that I have taken up the deeds of Theseus and begun to speak of them, I hesitate to stop midway and leave unmentioned the lawlessness of ScironA mythical robber who haunted the rocks between Attica and Megara. and of Cercyon and of other robbers like them whom he fought and vanquished and thereby delivered the Greeks from many great calamities.
Isocrates, Helen (ed. George Norlin), section 35 (search)
In the first place, the scattered settlements and villages of which the state was composed he united, and made Athens into a city-stateA reference to the sunoikismo/s attributed to Theseus, i.e., the uniting of the scattered villages in Attica into a polis or city-state. Cf. Thuc. 2.15. so great that from then even to the present day it is the greatest state of Hellas: and after this, when he had established a common fatherland and had set free the minds of his fellow-citizens, he instituted for them on equal terms that rivalry of theirs for distinction based on merit, confident that he would stand out as their superior in any case, whether they practised that privilege or neglected it, and he also knew that honors bestowed by high-minded men are sweeter than those that are awarded by slavesWith this passage (Isoc. 10.34-35) Isoc. 4.38-89, with note, should be compared.. And he was so far from doing anything contrary to the will of the citiz
Isocrates, Panathenaicus (ed. George Norlin), section 124 (search)
For they administered both the affairs of the state and their own affairs as righteously and honorably as was to be expected of men who were descended from the gods,According to to one story it was from the seeds sown by Hephaestus on the soil of Attica that the Athenians were sprung. See Aesch. Eum. 13. who were the first to found a city and to make use of laws,See Isoc. 4.39-40 and notes. who at all times had practised reverence in relation to the gods and justice in relation to mankind, who were neither of mixed origin nor invaders of a foreign territory but were, on the contrary, alone among the Hellenes,
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