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Plato, Critias, section 112a (search)
what it is now. For as it is now, the action of a single night of extraordinary rain has crumbled it away and made it bare of soil, when earthquakes occurred simultaneously with the third of the disastrous floods which preceded the destructive deluge in the time of Deucalion.Cf. Tim. 22 A, 23 A, B. But in its former extent, at an earlier period, it went down towards the Eridanus and the Ilissus, and embraced within it the Pnyx; and had the Lycabettus as its boundary over against the PnyxThe Eridanus ran on the N., the Ilissus on the S. side of Athens. The Pnyx was a hill W. of the Acropolis; the Lycabettus a larger hill to the N.E. of the city.; and it was all rich in soil and, save for a small space, level on the top.
Plato, Critias, section 109a (search)
which prevents those who are sailing out from here to the ocean beyond from proceeding further.Cf. Tim. 25 D. Now as regards the numerous barbaric tribes and all the Hellenic nations that then existed, the sequel of our story, when it is, as it were, unrolled, will disclose what happened in each locality; but the facts about the Athenians of that age and the enemies with whom they fought we must necessarily describe first, at the outset,—the military power, that is to say, of each and their forms of government. And of these two we must give the priority in our account to the state of Athens
Plato, Timaeus, section 27b (search)
a select number of men superlatively well trained. Then, in accordance with the word and law of Solon, I am to bring these before ourselves, as before a court of judges, and make them citizens of this State of ours, regarding them as Athenians of that bygone age whose existence, so long forgotten, has been revealed to us by the record of the sacred writings; and thenceforward I am to proceed with my discourse as if I were speaking of men who already are citizens and men of Athens.SocratesBounteous and magnificent, methinks, is the feast of speech with which I am to be requited. So then, it will be your task, it seems, to speak next, when you have duly invoked the gods.
Plato, Timaeus, section 21e (search)
“In the Delta of Egypt,” said Critias, “where, at its head, the stream of the Nile parts in two, there is a certain district called the Saitic. The chief city in this district is Sais—the home of King Amasis,Amasis (Aahmes) was king of Egypt 569-525 B.C., and a phil-Hellene; Cf. Hdt. ii. 162 ff.—the founder of which, they say, is a goddess whose Egyptian name is Neith,Neith is identified by Plutarch with Isis; Cf. Hdt. ii. 28. and in Greek, as they assert, Athena. These people profess to be great lovers of Athens and in a measure akin to our people here. And Solon said that when he travelled there he was held in great esteem amongst them; moreover, when he was questioning such of thei
Plato, Menexenus, section 244a (search)
of the war against the men at Eleusis.i.e. the oligarchical party at Athens who held sway for about eighteen months (404-403 B.C.) till ousted by the democrats under Thrasybulus. And the cause of all these actions was nothing else than that genuine kinship which produces, not in word only but in deed, a firm friendship founded on community of race. And of those who fell in this war also it is meet to make mention and to reconcile them by such means as we can under present conditions,—by prayer, that is, and by sacrifice,—praying for them to those that have them in their keeping, seeing that we ourselves also have been reconcile
Plato, Menexenus, section 243c (search)
and barbarians.This refers to the Spartan treaty with Tissaphernes, B.C. 412, and the subsequent cooperation of the Persians against Athens. And then it was that the strength and valor of our State shone out conspicuously. For when men fancied that she was already reduced by war, with her ships cut off at Mytilene, her citizens sent sixty ships to the rescue, manning the ships themselves and proving themselves disputably to be men of valor by conquering their foes and setting free their friends;The battle of Mytilene was fought in 407 B.C. albeit they met with undeserved misfortune, and were not recovered from the sea to find their burial here.At the battle of Arinusae, 406 B.C., twenty-five ships' crews were lost. And for these reasons it behoves us to have them in remembrance
Plato, Menexenus, section 239b (search)
deeming it their duty to fight in the cause of freedom alike with Greeks on behalf of Greeks and with barbarians on behalf of the whole of Greece. The story of how they repulsed EumolpusEumolpus, a Tracian bard and chieftain, son of Poseidon, said to have aided the Eleusinians in invading Attica. and the Amazons,The Amazons, a race of female warriors in Pontus, said to have attacked Athens and been driven back to Asia by the hero Theseus. and still earlier invaders, when they marched upon our country, and how they defended the Argives against the Cadmeiansi.e. in the war of “the Seven against Thebes” (of which city Cadmus was the founder). and the Heracleidae against the Argives,The Athenians aided “the sons of Heracles” against Eurystheus, King of Tiryns in Argolis. is a story which our time is too short to relate as it deserves, and already their valor has been adequately celebrated in song by poets who have made it known throughout the
Plato, Ion, section 532e (search)
For in regard to this question I asked you just now, observe what a trifling commonplace it was that I uttered—a thing that any man might know—namely, that when one has acquired a whole art the inquiry is the same. Let us just think it out thus: there is an art of painting as a whole?IonYes.SocratesAnd there are and have been many painters, good and bad?IonCertainly.SocratesNow have you ever found anybody who is skilled in pointing out the successes and failures among the works of PolygnotusA celebrated painter who came from Thasos and adorned public buildings in Athens about 470 B.C. Cf. Gorg. 488 B. son of Aglaophon, but unable to do so with the works of the other painter
Plato, Greater Hippias, section 282b (search)
ly has progressed in the direction of ability to carry on public together with private affairs. For this manThe word ou)=tos does not indicate that Gorgias was among those present at the moment, but only that he was at the time much talked of at Athens. The imaginary, or dramatic, date of this dialogue, would, then, be shortly after the time of Gorgias' activity at Athens. Gorgias, the sophist from Leontini, came here from home in the public capacity of envoy, as being best able of all the cit of this dialogue, would, then, be shortly after the time of Gorgias' activity at Athens. Gorgias, the sophist from Leontini, came here from home in the public capacity of envoy, as being best able of all the citizens of Leontini to attend to the interests of the community, and it was the general opinion that he spoke excellently in the public assembly, and in his private capacity, by giving exhibitions and associating with the young, he earned and received a great deal of money from this city;
Plato, Timaeus, section 23e (search)
and Hephaestus,i.e., from the elements earth and fire, cf. 31 B. For the legend of Erechtheus, son of Ge and Hephaestus, and king of Athens (Hom.Il. ii. 547), see Eurip.Ion. and after that ours. And the duration of our civilization as set down in our sacred writings is 8000 years. Of the citizens, then, who lived 9000 years ago, I will declare to you briefly certain of their laws and the noblest of the deeds they performed: