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By W.V. Harris, Brooke Holmes, W. V. Harris

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Filthy rich, immodest, hypochondriac (or might be simply an invalid), obsessively spiritual, the orator Aelius Aristides (117 to approximately a hundred and eighty) isn't the most fascinating determine of his age, yet simply because he's one of many best-known - and he's in detail identified, because of his "Sacred stories" - his works are an important resource for the cultural and non secular and political heritage of Greece less than the Roman Empire. The papers accumulated right here, the fruit of a convention held at Columbia in 2007, shape the main severe examine of Aristides and his context to were released because the vintage paintings of Charles Behr 40 years in the past.

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318: 'The city has waged four kinds of war, to define them generically: its own personal wars; wars on behalf of the general welfare of Greece; wars on behalf of those who in particular desired aid; and among those who desired aid are people by whom the city had been wronged and against whose former conduct it could complain'. 52 Gasca 1992 . 53 See also the discrepancy between Thucydides and Aristides in the accounts they give of the Sphacteria episode. According to the orator (sect. 277), 'the city made peace and sent back the Lacedaemonians, whom it had captured, without harming them, as if it were enough to have conquered in virtue (...

Such praise could also be found in Bacchylides and, doubtless, already in epinicia of Simonides that we have lost: but no ancient critic questioned Pindar's poetic superiority. , a~EvvuV'tm ()' UA6yOl~ :n:OMUX~ xaL:n:L:n:'toumv u'tuxEO'ta'tu. Take lyric poetry: would you rather be Bacchylides or Pindar? Take tragedy: would you rather be Ion of Chios or Sophocles? Ion and Bacchylides are impeccable, uniformly beautiful writers in the polished manner; but it is Pindar and Sophocles who sometimes set the world on fire with their vehemence, for all that their flame often goes out without reason and they collapse dismally.

484b, but lines 16-17 are cited by Aristides at 229. 29 Also known from ~ Aes. Pets. 352 and Soph. T. 56, P. Berolin. ) 30 Aristides in the first instance is quoting Plato (whom he names) Laws 705a: the scholiast on Aristides cites Aleman I08P in comparison, as does Arsenius for the similar proverb (Apostol. Cent. 23 (ii 271L-S)). 31 Aleman, according to the scholiast, but not named by Aristides. 32 Also Plut, de I}th. or. 6 (Mor. 397A), animo procr. 33 (Mor. I030A). 33 P. Harris 21=1113 SM. ARISTIDES AND EARLY GREEK LYRIC, ELEGIAC AND IAMBIC POETRY Sappho Simonides Solon Stesichorus Pal @128, 166 34V@1l Pal@234 582P at 97 34 45FGE@140, [also @Or.

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