Monday, October 29, 2012

Quote of the Day (Aristophanes, on the Traits of a Demagogue)

Demosthenes: "You possess all the attributes of a demagogue: a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing.”—Greek satirist Aristophanes, Knights (424 B.C.), translated by Eugene O’Neill Jr.

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