By John William Donaldson, Karl Otfried Müller

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N 2 p. :}i6 01. 'l. K 115, 1,6. NEW BEGINNING OF ATTIC TRAINING. ' others cannot do so what of the or doing ness of skill, power sense of results, namely, a 'riic. solf-conscioiisiicss. own— another feeling immediately the exclusive possession of snperii)rity in well, art. Hence the lite- or belonging to a class, in rary man feels himself professional, incontradistinction to which all others are merely private were somewhat contempwhich was the type and the product of free democratical Athens, becomes aristocratic and exclusive, and paves the way to ohgarchy, or, failing in this in the duties of citizenship, result, shrinks from all participation of imaginary and imconstruction and consoles itself with the as they dividuals, laymen, or 'i^uotcu, at last literature, and called ; tuously in which the philosopher alone practicable forms of government, state.

Although his native city has given its name to the school which he founded, Aristippus lived very little at Cyrene. Indeed he did not hesitate to avow to Socrates himself that he lived away from home in order to avoid the duties of a Greek citizen. '* Cyrene, and spent the remainder of his long life there, being principally engaged in communicating his system of philosophy to his daughter Arete, by whom it was taught to her son, Aristippus," and he is supposed by some to have completed and The highest praise systematized the doctrines of his uncle.

He was assumed, asking and answering Zeno,' as management of Socrates, a more directly and the application, and a more systematic form; under the practical skilful statement that there were ten distinct schools of Socratic phiwas the influence losophers'- shows, at all events, how important of Socrates on the thinkers of his generation, while the tendency exhibited by Plato and others to frame schemes for an Utopian polity, in which the wise and good alone would exercise authority, proves that the self-consciousness of superior or professional as knowledge was still operating on the civic character did in the latter years of the Peloponnesian war.

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