Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.
Isocrates was in the right to insinuate, in his elegant Greek expression, that what is got over the Devil's back is spent under his belly.alain-rené lesage
* * as that dishonest victory At Chæronea, fatal to liberty, Killed with report that old man eloquent, [Isocrates, the celebrated orator of Greece.]
The idea of the city-state was first challenged by the ideal of pan-Hellenic unity supported by some writers and orators, among which the Athenian Isocrates (436338) became a leading proponent with his Panegyrics of 380 suggesting a Greek holy war against Persia. However, only the rise of Macedonia made the realization of panHellenic unity possible.
Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.robert burton