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

Prosperous, immodest, hypochondriac (or might be simply an invalid), obsessively non secular, 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 a necessary resource for the cultural and spiritual and political heritage of Greece less than the Roman Empire. The papers collected the following, the fruit of a convention held at Columbia in 2007, shape the main severe research of Aristides and his context to were released because the vintage paintings of Charles Behr 40 years in the past.

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52 In fact, that is precisely how she is a true model (paradeigma) for others. " This text is particularly significant, because it presents Athens' deeds as part of a pattern of behaviour. LTjI;... 56 What follows in Aristides' text recalls Pericles' funeral 51 Panatlzenaic Oration 195. See also sect. 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'.

92 @45, cf Or. 13 52 For a list of Pindaric reminiscences in Oration 45 (arranged by section and including her own proposals, which I accept here) see Vassilaki 2005, 336-337. ARISTIDES AND EARLY GREEK LYRIC, ELEGIAC AND IAMBIC POETRY Sappho Simonides (ref. ). But we chose to mention its most famous actions in war, and as far as possible to omit none of the city's good qualities. This cannot be, if we discuss each point fully, but only if we omit no category of praise'. 1 This assertion comes in the middle of the Panathenaic Discourse of Aristides.

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