2 An illustration of Clement's dependence on Plato will be found in my article on ‘Clement of Alexandria's Protrepticus and the Phaedrus of Plato’ in the Classical Quarterly, October, 1916.
3 λ⋯γειν or εἰπεῖν τ⋯ β⋯λτιδστα is Common throughout Demosthenes. Apart from the instance under consideration, τ⋯ ἄριστα or τἄριστα occurs four times in the De Corona, but not elsewhere. Demosthenes uses it in these places with πρ⋯ττειν, not with λ⋯γειν or εἰπεῖν. But that the distinction is of the slightest is shown by De Corona 57, , which is followed in 59 by . In Chersonesus 75 Demosthenes may well have departed from his usual custom, both for the sake of variety, and, more especially, because he is here maintaining that the orator's words are a necessary part of the citizens' act (). When words are regarded as deeds, the speaker may fitly adopt for the one the construction that he usually reserves for the ofter.
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