said I, “when you meet encomiasts of Homer who tell us that this
poet has been the educator of Hellas,1 and that for the
conduct and refinement2 of human life he is worthy of our study and devotion, and
that we should order our entire lives by the guidance of this poet,
1 Isocrates, Panegyr. 159, says Homer was given a place in
education because he celebrated those who fought against the barbarians.
Cf. also Aristoph.Frogs 1034 ff.
2 The same conjunction
is implied in Protagoras's teaching, Protag. 318 E and
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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