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[65] “With him then,” he says, “no mortal will contend, and men shall look upon him as on a god.”1 It is this force and impetuosity that Eupolis admires in Pericles, this that Aristophanes2 compares to the thunderbolt, this that is the power of true eloquence.

1 A blend of Il. iii. 223 and Od. viii. 173.

2 Aeh. 530. “Then in his wrath Pericles the Olympian lightened and thundered and threw all Greece into confusion.”

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