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Demosthenes and Cicero both known largely for oratory and politics. Alexander and Caesar both know for military prowess. Interesting both as works in their own right and as known sources for later writers such as Shakespeare. Read full review
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Page 237 - Yet Archimedes had such a depth of understanding, such a dignity of sentiment, and so copious a fund of mathematical knowledge, that, though in the invention of these machines he gained the reputation of a man" endowed with divine rather than human knowledge, yet he did not vouchsafe to leave any account of them in writing.
Page 299 - ... from the living fountain. A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service.
Page 236 - And, in truth, all the rest of the Syracusans were no more than the body in the batteries of Archimedes, while he himself was the informing soul.