Personification and the Use of Abstract Subjects in the Attic Orators and Thukydides, Part 1

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Johns Hopkins University., 1901 - 49 pages

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Page 24 - Aristotle had reason to say, he was the only poet who had found out living words ; there are in him more daring figures and metaphors than in any good author whatever. An arrow is impatient to be on the wing, a weapon thirsts to drink the blood of an enemy, and the like.
Page 24 - His uplifting and vitalizing process is everywhere at work. Animate nature is raised even to divinity ; and inanimate nature is borne upward into life.
Page 38 - It is thus everywhere that foolish Rumour babbles not of what was done, but of what was misdone or undone ; and foolish History (ever, more or less, the written epitomised synopsis of Rumour) knows so little that were not as well unknown. Attila Invasions, Walter-the-Penniless Crusades, Sicilian Vespers, Thirty- Years...
Page 24 - II. xiv. 392. SECT. III. Homer's perceptions and use of Number. WHILE the faculties of Homer were in many respects both intense and refined in their action, beyond all ordinary, perhaps we might say...
Page 27 - It need scarcely be said that -óXir is a thoroughly personal conception to the Greek mind, both when used of Athens and when used of foreign states.
Page 24 - Kaaa ; when their lord drives over them, they open wide for joy ; and, when he strides upon the field of battle, they, too, boil upon the shore, in an irrepressible sympathy with his effort and emotion...
Page 33 - Adversity herself is wronged by the accused, when he puts her forward to withdraw his own villainy from view

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