Does not his famous
oath by the warriors who fell fighting for their country
at Salamis and Marathon show that Plato was his
master? And shall we call Plato an Asiatic, Plato
who as a rule deserves comparison with poets instinct
with the divine fire of inspiration? What of Pericles?
Can we believe that his style was like the slender
stream of Lysias' eloquence, when the comedians,
even while they revile him, compare his oratory to
the bolts and thunder of the skies?