previous next


So Sophocles would say that the man exhibited the preliminaries of tragedy, not tragedy itself, and Acumenus that he knew the preliminaries of medicine, not medicine itself.

Exactly so.

Well then, if the mellifluous Adrastus1 or Pericles heard of the excellent accomplishments which we just enumerated, brachylogies and figurative speech and all the other things we said we must bringto the light and examine,

1οὐδ᾽ εἰ Τανταλίδεω Πέλοπος βασιλεύτερος εἴη γλῶσσαν δ᾽ Ἀδρήστου μειλιχόγηρυν ἔχοι, “not even if he were more kingly than Pelops and had the mellifluous tongue of Adrastus.”
” Perhaps the orator Antiphon is referred to under the name of Adstratus, cf. chapter xliii. above.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (1903)
hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide References (4 total)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: