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Orat . lib . 1. p . 92 . + This doctrine of Socrates here mentioned , Crassus seems
modestly to contradict , in Tully's first book de Orat . calling it rather probable ,
than true . “ Atque illud est probabilius , neque tamen verum , quod Socrates
Cic . de Orat . lib . 2 . # This sentence is likewise in his Parænesis to Demonicus .
Ś This emulation between Isocrates and Aristotle is mentioned by Tully more than
once . Ipse Aristoteles , cum florere Isocratem nobilitate discipulorum videret ...
De Orat . lib . 1. p . 92 . * Quintilian does not seem heartily to recommend this way
of translatîng out of Greek into Latin ; but rather gives us the opinion and
judgement of the old orators about it , adding , that it was much practised by
1. Ep . 9 . + “ Postero autem die , cùm illi majores natu satis quiessent , et in
ambulationem ventum esset : dicebat tum Scævolam duobus spatiis tribusve
factis , dixisse , Cur non imitamur , " & c . De Orat . lib . 1 . 3 p . 83 . # This citation
is taken ...
De Orat . lib . 2. p . 109 . “ Atticos , inquit , volo imitari . quos ? nec enim est unum
genus . Nam quid est tam dissimile , quàm Demosthenes et Lysias ? quàm idem
et Hyperides ? quàm omnium horum Æschines ? Quem igitur imitaris ?
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essential reading, from an observer in 'flat English' language at a time when world affairs centered in and around Vienna and were essentially continental.
Quoted as first liner in a fascinating book on Anglo-French Entente under le Grand Toy, Louis XIV and the Merry Monarch, Charles II.
Full of candor, at a time when the political discourse was still amenable to compromise and chivalry, gallantry, so Ascham's remarks letters oin the Habsburg Empire, hence to Metternich and his pickup by Henry Kissinger - show the long ptrocxessof diplomacy that is not necessarily mad policy.
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The English Works of Roger Ascham: Preceptor to Queen Elizabeth
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