The Works of Plato, Volume 5

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Henry G. Bohn, 1859

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A true classic. I just hope you don't need anything that appears on page 491 of this edition.

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Page 81 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
Page 488 - If anyone is insane let him not be seen openly in the city, but let the relatives of such a person watch over him at home in the best manner they know of, and if they are negligent let them pay a fine.
Page 383 - ... agent alone. But for various reasons it is also apt to give rise to moral disapproval. The injury which the person committing it inflicts upon himself may excite sympathetic resentment towards him; he may be looked upon as injurer and injured at the same time. Plato asks in his ' Laws ' : — " What ought he to suffer who murders his nearest and socalled dearest friend? I mean, he who kills himself.
Page 441 - ... but you will suffer from them the fitting punishment, whether you abide here, or depart to Hades, or are carried to a place still more wild4 than those.
Page 64 - ... into the body and soul, before they attempt to proceed to labours, (and) exercising a caution about the mad-like habit of young persons ; but afterwards to taste indeed wine in moderation, until they are thirty years old ; but that a young man is by all means to keep himself from intoxication and much wine ; but on reaching forty years, to indulge freely in convivial meetings, and to call upon the other gods, and especially to invite Dionysus to the mystic rites and sports of old men, *in which...
Page iv - ... the Laws, to an extent of which we have no example in the other works of Plato, the non-introduction of Socrates, and the discrepancies in detail between the Laws and the Republic, we entertain a perfect conviction that we have here a genuine work of Plato. The faults of the style may be explained by the fact that the Laws had not received the last touches of the author's pen ; for Philippus of Opus is said to have transcribed the work from the waxen tablets (sv Kijpoic)1 and to have copied it...
Page 311 - It is for us to regulate and lay down by law, in conjunction with the Delphic oracles, festivals, [and] what [are to be] the sacrifices and the divinities, to whom it will be better and more advisable for the state to sacrifice, and at what time and how many in number. . . . For the law will say that there are twelve festivals to the twelve gods, from whom each tribe has its name, and that persons are to make, to each of these, monthly sacrifices, and dances, and musical contests, and to assign the...
Page 354 - And in one wo'-d,3 let not the disgrace and punishment of the father follow upon any of the children...
Page 78 - And many other cases a person might mention, in which wine ought not to be drunk by those, who possess...
Page 284 - ... begin to handle the lyre, and he may continue at this for another three years, neither more nor less, and whether his father or himself like or dislike the Study, he is not to be allowed to spend more or less time in learning music than the law allows. And let him who disobeys the law be deprived of those youthful honours of which we shall hereafter speak.

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