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THE SOPHISTS : POLEMON AND HERODES ATTICUS

and a crown for having lost the Athenians Amphipolis, Herodes after this disaster went to throw himself into the Danube. So extreme was his anxiety to become a famous speaker, that he fixed death as the penalty for his failure.
He became asthmatic and died about the age of 76. His death took place at Marathon, where he directed his freedmen to bury him. But the Athenians carried him off by the hands of their youth and took him to the city, where the whole population came to meet the bier with tears and cries, like children who have lost a good father. They buried him in his Panathenaic stadium, inscribing over him the following brief yet ample epitaph :

This grave his ashes holds, the world his fame Atticus' son, Herod of Marathon.

A reader may ask in what sense these biographies can be described as a view of life in the ancient world. These are the vagaries of the idle rich, heightened with a touch of comic opera. At best they are the extravagant posturing of a literary coterie. But it would be a mistake to see no more in the sophists than this. There is a method in their madness, an unconscious principle in their lives. They are supreme examples of the artistic temperament. Herodes is a Whistler or an Oscar Wilde with more money and less sense of humour. The sophist has the four marks of the artist. He is a lover of beauty. He has in a high degree an instinct more common than we recognize-the passion for perfection, the desire to do a thing as well as it can be done. He values feeling for its own sake and enthrones it above reason. In consequence he slips easily into extravagance. Two of these characteristics are easily to be recognized in the sophists. The other two are equally clear. They had a passion for literature, or rather for that perfection of literary form which is part of the Greek genius. They spent hours in perfecting sentences, in elaborating rhythms, in refinements of style of which we never dream. In all this they were successful. The mere technique of writing has probably never been better understood. But in studying the form they forgot the matter. Their subjects are

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