He is a 490-429 BC politician in Athens (Cheney, 132). He doubts if the world can really produce a solely independent individual and be comfortable. He claims that if this were so, many emergency cases would be…
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This quote demystifies knowledge and education (Plato, 31). He argues for discernment and states that only sober individuals and states are capable of making sound decisions and laws; and this cannot be done without the training and knowledge of important virtues such as courage, discernment, temperance among others. Plato gives importance to education.
The author of this quote is Antigone when she was defending her brother against the state law (Takemura, 5). This quote means that Antigone was not intimidated by the law of the state. She gives too much significance to the Natural law that she went against the law of the state to bury her brother.
The writer of this quote is one member from the Athenian delegation. He was justifying the Athenian authority over the Melians who refused to submit to the Athenians’ authority (Greene, 164). This quote implies that the Athenians were so autocratic and powerful that they believed since they knew their gods, their actions to rule over the Mediterranean Sea were justified because they derive the laws from the gods.
According Engel (91), this quote is said by Plato who was having a conversation with Meletus, his friend. It implies that Plato, who is Athenian, did not believe in any god. However, he denies it in the quote and claims that he believes in a god.
The author of this quote is Thucydides who was a historian of ancient Greece. He was analyzing the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta (Allen). His quote implies that his work was lengthy and the best that he could write not just like a mere essay but had meaning. He did not write it to be appreciated but his writing would be used in a literary manner.
Athenians said this quote during the time of Peloponnesian War (Doyle, 61). This quote displays their confidence and power and the fact that they have dominated the Mediterranean Sea for long. It shows that Athenians were very proud to give in their power and
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